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Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection Blog Hop with Video and GIVEAWAY


Welcome to day TWO of the Stamp of Approval Blog Hop!!!   There are three days total and different designers are hopping along on each day! If you missed day one, please click HERE!  We’ve got a fun line up for you today! The Stamp of Approval collection will be available in two days! Yup, on July 13th, the collection could be yours!

To recap for those that may not know – Stamp of Approval is a hand picked, exclusive collection of products that were designed just for the box (the boxes are adorable by the way) that releases quarterly.The stamps and dies in the Stamp of Approval Collections are brand new on the market and won’t be released for individual sale for several months.  Not only do you get a box full of amazing stamps and dies, but you’ll get a FREE downloadable PDF Project Guide with tons of project tutorials using the items from the collection!   The first box released last year and sold out within hours, so be sure to subscribe to the Wait List so you will be emailed when the collection goes on sale to the world on July 13!

I have two cards and a video to share with you today! I made many more, but since this is a hop you have loads to see. So I’ll be posting the rest of my projects throughout the rest of the week!

First up, let’s take a look at the multi heat embossed card. I’ve got a video to go along with this card. You can watch it right here on the blog or over on my youtube channel in HD.

The Lattice Background in the collection is AWESOME! I paired the background with the wreath and bird from the Wonderful Wreath stamp set and the sentiment is from the Butterfly Notes stamp set (more cards using this set later this week).


And a close up! Look at all the shine from the heat embossing!!!


For my second card, I used the Butterfly Notes stamp set and the Wonderful Wreath stamp set for the sentiment. The products in the collection work beautifully together.


How about a sparkly butterfly? Nothing is better than a sparkly butterfly! HA HA!


Don’t forget! This is a 3 day blog hop! Today is day 2 and we’ve got some great designers joining us on the hop!  I am the last stop on the hop today! Be sure to check out each of their blogs for some amazing inspiration!!!  Blog Hop order:


GIVEAWAY: We are giving away ONE ENTIRE COLLECTION to one lucky winner!!!!!  Just be sure to leave a comment on each hopper’s blog (links to all the hoppers are listed above) and whadabam, you are entered! The winner will be chosen on Thursday and will be announced on Catherine’s blog!


To purchase the Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes collection, please click HERE and join the wait list!! You will be emailed the moment it is available for purchase on July 13th!

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Stamp of Approval Lovely Notes Collection

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  1. love the sparkle. that butterfly card with the music is just perfect!!!

  2. That’s some serious shine chickie! Love your cards. 🙂

  3. i really love the embossing colors!

  4. mjmarmo says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the sparkle!

  5. Gorgeous cards Laurel!

  6. Taryn says:

    Love that butterfly card! Gorgeous!

  7. Gorgeous card! These butterflies are adorable.

  8. Nancy Sue says:

    Lovely cards using the new SOA collection, can’t wait to get my box.

  9. Jenny says:

    Great idea with the multicolour embossing, love your cards

  10. Beautiful! Love all that embossing!

  11. So pretty Laurel!!!!

  12. Holly King says:

    Love your card. I have never tried multi colored embossing. I will have to try that.

  13. valchic says:

    So BEAUTIFUL girl.Background is AMAZING on the first card.

    1. valchic says:

      VALERIE breingan

  14. Gorgeous!! LOVE the multicolored embossed background!! TFS!

  15. Denise Mlady says:

    Such a fun card with the different colors of embossing powder. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Ruth Ann Smith says:

    Loving the sparkle and shine on your background card. Have not tried colored embossing. Must try that. Love the butterfly and thank you card. Thanks for the great video!

  17. That background stamp is gorgeous – love the way you used multi colors to heat emboss it! and the butterfly on the notes is so elegant!

  18. Debbi Vasel says:

    As I plow through cancer treatments, I think how cool it would be to have one of these polka-dotted boxes filled with happy stuff arrive on my doorstep. What cool projects you always make, Laurel!

  19. Ashlyn D'Aoust says:

    Love the colourful embossed background! Gorgeous!

  20. Sandy S. says:

    Love the idea of stamping the wreath on vellum!

  21. Becca Yahrling says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love that little bird in the wreath; love the wreath; love the butterfly. OK, I love them all!

  22. scrapchick2 says:

    Great cards. These stamps are going to be used a lot.

  23. Clare says:

    ooh that multicoloured lattice is awesome I love it.

  24. Beth L says:

    Beautiful cards! I love your background with the embossing!

  25. Sharon Ditzler says:

    Your first card is stunning. I never thought of combining different colors. So many techniques I want to try. Have a wonderful day.

  26. Love your cards… especially the butterfly with the music notes behind… beautiful!

  27. Ellen C says:

    Beautiful cards Laurel. I like the background on the first card, such pretty colors.

  28. Mary Neuges says:

    Love the multi color embossing technique. Both cards were beautiful.

  29. Jan Petersen says:

    Great card. Love the multi-colored embossed background.

  30. Jennifer S. says:

    Beautiful cards! Love them!

  31. Karen says:

    Lovely cards!

  32. Cyndi Morris says:

    I absolutely love the Lattice Background. The “sparkle” embossing is wonderful.

  33. Jill A says:

    What fun cards—very pretty!!!!

  34. Jean Mervine says:

    Great cards! The Thank You card is simple, but very effective.

  35. I’m loving that multi-colored embossing!

  36. Simple and yet really fun! I can’t wait to get mine!

  37. Debbie Burnham says:

    I love the wreath and bird!

  38. Laura Miller says:

    Really love the simplicity of the thanks card with the butterfly….. I wanna CASE it.

  39. Becky M. says:

    Love your cards!

  40. Lisa K says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

  41. Linda Ogburn says:

    Love the background and the wreath what an awesome card thanks for sharing

  42. Cindy Miller says:

    Amazing work, love how these stamp sets compliment each set so well, thanks for inspiring!!

  43. Great cards! Thank you for sharing

  44. Beautiful! Love the 2nd card so much!

  45. Senora Stockton says:

    I love the colors used in first card….gorgeous! I love the simplicity of the thanks card! Great Job!

  46. Tara Powell says:

    Love, love, love the colorful sparkle! Absolutely beautiful 🙂

  47. Lovely cards Laurel. Thanks for the video love how you did that background

  48. Love your cards. Just amazing.

  49. Judy Bennett says:

    Wow! Fabulous cards and absolutely love the butterfly card. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

  50. Laurel – love these. Thank you also foe the video describing not only what you used, but also the reason you used them (i.e. The glossy accents over the bird). BTW, the little hand was adorable! I foresee a future card maker. ?

  51. I love how the colors on the embossed background mixed together! And that copper colored embossed wreath – WOW!

  52. Lynn G says:

    Lovely cards Laurel .. your daughter picked great colours for that stunning background . The butterfly card is so elegant looking . Thank you for sharing .

  53. Nancy Kamrowski says:

    Love the butterfly card. That background stamp will be fun

  54. Kathy Serrahn says:

    awesome cards

  55. Julie Wexler says:

    Beautiful use of the set’s background stamp and wreath – to super gorgeous effect with the embossing! Love the multicolor and copper finishes! Then for the butterfly card- so simple and so lovely, just like the collection!

  56. Cynthia CrusanNoble says:

    Love the card thanks for sharing. Love the collection.

  57. morentin1326 says:

    wow, colorful and awesome

  58. Gorgeous! The first card is my favorite. Love the colors and suine!

  59. Wendy Kasper says:

    VERY LOVELY cards Laurel. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  60. Laurel, love that you used multi colored embossing powders. I also love Gina K cardstock. The new wreath stamp is fabulous, so many options!!!

  61. Jeannette says:

    So very pretty!

  62. Bonnie Sanche says:

    I will have to try the multi-coloured heat embossing.

  63. Erika DeJesus says:

    That year-round wreath is amazing! Card looks great!

  64. mezzokat says:

    Lovely cards! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  65. Love the detail and colours

  66. Noreen Bilsborough says:

    Awesome and you taught me something new

  67. Oooooh! That’s a beauty of a a card Laurel! Great video! Also really “digging” that lil’ Thank You butterfly too. 😉

  68. Jane Sprando says:

    So pretty! Love how you explain how to do stuff as you make these cards. (Those cute little hands! ❤️)

  69. Vivian Neff says:

    WOW! That background is awesome. Going to have to try that technique. Thank you, Laurel.

  70. I am sooooo excited about the next box. I’ll admit I wasnt sure about the whole $97 thing at 1st but you & Catherine have won me over!!!

  71. Sherry says:

    Love your cards! That background is awesome, and the butterfly card makes me smile!

  72. Laura Casselman says:

    You’re right, Laurel. Nothing is better than a sparkly butterfly. 🙂

  73. I love how you used the different embossing powders on the lattice background stamp, and you thank you card is so elegant.

  74. Such pretty cards and a fantastic video!

  75. I love this kit! So many possibilities.

  76. Oh wow!! I really love that multicolored embossed background!! I need to give this technique a try!!

  77. Lovely, lovely cards! Your lattice background card is SOOOO pretty!! :0)

  78. meghan says:

    i really love the embossing colors!

  79. Beautiful cards, Laurel.

  80. Christy Borfitz says:

    Gorgeous cards, Laurel! I love the heat embossing technique you did with the background stamp!

  81. Great techniques and tips and a gorgeous card! Thanks.

  82. Amber McGary says:

    Love the background stamp and how you used it!

  83. Love these cards – especially the butterfly with the music. and that background stamp is so cool – loved it with the different embossing powders.

  84. Awesome creations. Always enjoy your projects.

  85. Carolee McCaslin says:

    Great cards and inspiration!!

  86. Great cards. I love the lattice background stamp.

  87. Christine Piechura says:

    I just love the way that you put your cards together Laurel! I really love the butterfly and would love to creat one just like it. Thank you so much for the chance to win a box of Stamps of Approval products.

  88. Love your cards Laurel…great technique idea of using multiple colors of embossing powder for the background….I haven’t tried that…so that’s on my list for when I get the collection. I plan to buy it first thing on Wednesday…but boy it sure would be fun to win it this time!! Thanks for the opportunity

  89. Absolutely love this card! The multicolored embossing was wonderful.

  90. Yet another way to use the background stamp! Love this and all the colors you incorporated.

  91. Diana Baker says:

    Never thought to do the different embossing powders technique like you did. Now something new to try! Love the colors your daughter chose.

  92. Helen says:

    Beautiful designs..I especially love the butterfly card.

  93. Loved both cards and the techniques you used for the heat embossing. My heart really zinged with the butterfly note card. I’m a sucker for butterflies and just love the ones in this set.

  94. So much fun inspiration.

  95. Love those sweet birdies and musical notes that come with the stamp set. Actually, I love everything about this collection! Love how everything can be mixed and matched.

  96. Elaine G says:

    Fabulous cards, thanks for sharing.

  97. Deb K says:

    Loved your cards! I really loved the colorful background you did on the first one. I am never very good at embossing. I guess I need to practice more! 🙂

  98. Carol K says:

    Love the music notes on the butterfly card. . . .

  99. Kelly says:

    I love the butterfly card too, very classy.

  100. Jane M says:

    Your lattice background really does shine! It is gorgeous! I love your sparkly butterfly thank you card!!

  101. Eileen L says:

    Lovely cards!

  102. Absolutely beautiful. I think my favorite is the colorful background stamp.

  103. Jean Purpura says:

    Such fun ideas. The multicolored embossed background was so eye-catching.

  104. sharon mesdag says:

    Love the detail and background in card one (boy can you fussy cut). The second card it beautiful in its simplicity, it is so hard sometimes to know when to stop, especially when you have so much to choose from.

  105. Barbara J Sabo says:

    I love heat embossing. I never thought to emboss with a multitude of colors! Your cards are great! Thank you for sharing!

  106. Marianne Maxwell says:

    Love that sparkly background, your helper did a great job selecting the colors.

  107. Mary-Anne V. says:

    What a wonderful set of cards…love this background stamp.

  108. Karen Walker says:

    Fabulous embossing!

  109. Sue D says:

    Gorgeous cards. Love the colorful lattice background and the sparkly butterfly.

  110. Vickie says:

    Love what you and your daughter came up with for the lovely lattice background stamp! Your cards are lovely, especially love how you used the vellum!

  111. Juanita Wong says:

    I adore your background technique. What a amazing card.

  112. Connie123 says:

    Your tips are just too wonderful…keep ’em coming!

  113. the lattice work is beautiful.
    Love the bird in the second card – tweeting his music.
    thanks for sharing

  114. Maureen Reiss says:

    These are really Beautiful cards!!

  115. Oh my gosh…..the double stencil and then that simple yet so beautiful butterfly card!!! Thank you!!!

  116. Carol Hardie says:

    I mean, who doesn’t love a sparkly butterfly? The thank you butterfly card is my favorite. The color combo, the simplicity of the design is so powerful, down to the splatter. Love it.

  117. Blankenship Patti says:

    Your cards are lovely. I really like the idea of embossing the wreath on vellum. Thank you for sharing.

  118. Great cards, I love them!

  119. Janice Spaulding says:

    Love the thanks card with the butterfly!

  120. Charlotte Lisberg says:

    These are really Beautiful cards.

  121. Paige says:

    Such pretty cards! I love how the use of the velum meant you didn’t have to cut out the center of the wreath!

  122. Lovely cards! I think she gets her bossy-ness from her father. 😉 At least that’s where my kids get theirs.

  123. Michelle King says:

    That background stamp I just love! I know it’s gonna be my favorite 🙂 That glittery butterfly card is beautiful too! I love how simple but gorgeous it is.

  124. Danielle keys says:

    The teal And silver is breathtaking. Hurry up 13th!!! I’m so inspired. -Danielle

  125. Linda says:

    I love your butterfly.

  126. Love the simplicity of the butterfly card.

  127. cyndybr7 says:

    Thank you for the great video on your card. I wouldn’t have thought of the neat way you altered the colors to correct the balance!

  128. Nana Griffin says:

    Both cards are lovely!

  129. Vicki Smith says:

    Shimmer girl! Love what you did with this new collection. The butterflies are very special but ALL of the items are a must have.

  130. SusanME says:

    Love what you’ve done! And I’m going to have to look for some Zing embossing powder – those colors are amaZing! Thanks for sharing!

  131. Beautiful cards, love the colored embossing on the fabulous lattice background and the shimmer and shine on them!

  132. The background on the first card is so my colors! I love it.

  133. Judy says:

    The butterfly card is lovely.

  134. Betty Bunch says:

    Love the multi-colored background stamp. Thanks for the video tutorial.

  135. cherista says:

    Beautiful cards, Laurel! I must say that Brutus Monroe Penny embossing powder really did make me think of a copper penny. Thanks for sharing today.

  136. Beautiful cards!! Lily did a great job helping your with the colors. 🙂

  137. Tammy B says:

    Really pretty cards!

  138. marlisse light says:

    I love how u used this kit.

  139. Lovely cards and not too complicated. I loved embossing the lattice background.

  140. Ann Celino says:

    Great cards from a great collection!

  141. Pretty!

  142. Barbara says:

    Love the colors you used!

  143. Love the stamped background. Lovely cards. Love this SOA set.

  144. Roberta K says:

    So nice, can’t wait to use this SOA set!

  145. Liz McAllister says:

    Love the plain and simple thank you with the butterfly!

  146. Toni Romero says:

    Love that black and white with a touch of color – very elegant looking.

  147. BeverlyBL says:

    Love your butterfly card. So elegant. I’m for sure going to try the multi colored embossing. Very cool. Thanks for the video.

  148. Jennifer Meister says:

    I always love your cards thank you for sharing

  149. Sue Smith says:

    Super fun background with the various glitter embossing powders. Loved to see your daughter’s hand every now and then. Also is more fun to do crafts with a friend 🙂 The thank you card w/ butterfly and music notes is stunning.

  150. Judy Humphrey says:

    Love your embossed background in your card. Your daughter has a good eye for color!

  151. Laurel, your first card is absolutely amazing. I love the colors! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  152. Heike Kirmse says:

    Great background Cards.

  153. Nikki says:

    Great cards. Love the butterflies.

  154. karen sanchez says:

    Love your cards. That background is so fun!

  155. Teresa says:

    Beautiful cards. Love that you mixed embossing powders.

  156. Vivian says:

    I love the simplicity of the music notes and butterfly card! Stunning! Your daughter did a great job picking colors for the fun, bright background of the wreath card…I bet she loves to help!

  157. Joy Blonska says:

    Laurel, your little girl is going to take after you in the crafting department. How sweet of her to help. Love your cards. They are beautiful. I have vellum but have been afraid to use it. Can’t wait to try your method out and see if I can master it. How exciting!

  158. These two cards are amazing, Laurel! Love that background stamp and the glittery fun! Thanks for the inspiration with this fabulous kit.

  159. KathyP says:

    Yup, Loving the music note stamp!!

  160. jenn p says:

    Love, love, love this card with the embossed lattice background.

  161. Seriously those cards are the bomb! This SOA box is amazing……

  162. Chris Owens says:

    Ooh, I want to try all of these! Can’t decide which one to CASE first.

  163. Love the cards. I too am crazy about that Lovely Lattice stamp. Beautiful job on the cards.

  164. Debbie McKelvey says:

    Laurel, How fabulous is the embossed Wreath card?!! I love how fun and bright it is. I also love the Butterfly Thanks card is just lovely and yes, we love sparkly butterflies!

  165. cindy says:

    love the thank you card with the musical notes and bird.

  166. Jane T says:

    i just love this collection, great examples

  167. Marilyn in Michigan says:

    Beautiful cards!

  168. Joyce M says:

    Oh darn gotta go buy some colored embossing powder! ;} thanks for the inspiration!!!!

  169. I love your multi-colored embossing technique. It makes this lattice background look great. I am definitely going to try that when I get my SOA collection. It would be so great to win it.

  170. Darby Whittier says:

    I love your cards, especially the butterfly on the musical score.

  171. CarolC says:

    Lovely cards, thank you.

  172. Beverly Barnhardt says:

    Beautiful cards! The butterfly resting on the music notes is so elegant!

  173. Janice Morgan says:

    Love the background stamp and how you used different colors of embossing powders! Both are beautiful cards!

  174. Karla R. says:

    Great cards, love the sparkle!

  175. Kerry Lowe says:

    loving the musical notes, such an elegant design element

  176. Betty says:

    wonderful cards Laurel – love the colors your daughter chose and the CAS butterfly card is so classy!

  177. Wow – that coloured sparkle is stunning. Love how you used the musical notes behind the butterfly.

  178. Beth Duell says:

    The multi coloured background was amazing and I loved the musical notes behind the butterfly

  179. ssonnier2015 says:

    Great kit.

  180. I love how you followed through with what Catherine is doing on the website regarding embossing and showed us how to use the kit using the techniques she is doing on Stamp Nation. Really very original cards. Great use of the kit.

  181. stampkitty says:

    Neat combination of the rainbow stamped back round and the wreath.

  182. Erin M says:

    Can’t wait to use that background stamp! So versatile! Great cards as always!

  183. Jan Martin says:

    I love these cards. I especially love the 2nd card. Beautiful!

  184. That card was amazing. I have never thought about multicolor embossing.

  185. Judy R says:

    I wish I had more time to craft. I would make all of these.

  186. Carla Hundley says:

    Beautiful cards. Love
    the background stamping
    and all the glitter on them.
    Carla from Utah

  187. Linda Sodano says:

    The card with the colorful background embossing and the Wreath is amazing!

  188. Kathy D says:

    Love the sparkly butterfly!

  189. Carolyn S says:

    Using multiple colors of embossing powders was such a great way to highlight that beautiful background! The finished card is just lovely. I especially liked seeing your director’s sweet little hand in there telling you what to do!!

  190. Julie I. says:

    I especially love the lattice background stamp. Thanks for sharing your technique video!

  191. Taasha B says:

    You’re colors are beautiful. I really need to try multi-colored embossing; I always love how it looks.

  192. Maria Snook says:

    All that heat embossing is just stunning! Your cards are beautiful!

  193. Sandra Kersting says:

    Love the way used the background stamp and embossed with the different colors.

  194. Pat Thornton says:

    Love all the colors…great cards.

  195. Scrapper69 says:

    Beautiful background with the lattice stamp… all your cards are pretty!


  196. Oh what fabulous cards!

  197. Cortney Kitchens says:

    Those are pretty.

  198. Sherry french says:

    Beautiful !! I love the multi colored background behind the wreath but that butterfly…..OMG!!
    What did you use to make it so sparkly? What is the color ?

  199. Teresa Cherka says:

    Great card, thanks for sharing.

  200. Linda Gagne says:

    As usual your cards are amazing!

  201. Lynne.R says:

    Wonderful cards! Thanks for the tutorial on making the multi-color background, it’s a great technique. The simplicity of the butterfly card is striking.

  202. Lovely cards! I think this is the best SOA collection yet!

  203. Marcia F says:

    Your daughter picked great colors. They worked well together and the card looks great. I really like the butterfly thanks card you posted also – simple and elegant.

  204. Carol McGregor says:

    Beautiful cards. I am amazed by this SOA release. A little bit of awesomeness. Thanks for sharing.

  205. The cards are so pretty. I love the bronze wreath!

  206. Patricia Benger says:

    Laurel, loved all of your cards. Your embossing was great on the first card!

  207. Love the shine that you have going on with the lattice background and wreath and the Thank you card with the butterfly is classy.

  208. Doris W. says:

    Loving that butterfly card with the notes!

  209. Gayle Chrvala says:

    Wow from the awesome background card to the beautiful CAS butterful thank you….love it.

  210. Annamarie Morgan says:

    Loving both of your cards. Especially the colourful embossed one. The Butterfly Thanks card is very classy. I love the mix of subtle colours and pretty glitter butterfly. Thanks for sharing. Axx

  211. Pamela Costello says:

    Multi coloured embossing, thanks for the idea, also love the simplicity of the notes card.

  212. Lori O says:

    This is a great collection! Your cards are great too!!

  213. Denise Christensen says:

    Love the multicolor embossing!


    This is such a beautiful and bright card !!! Thank you so much for sharing, and the opportunity to win the stamp set !!!

  215. Marjorie King says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. I love how you did the back ground. I letting us know to move fast over the velum.

  216. Lori Bergschneider says:

    oh wow, very pretty! love what you did with wreath, especially!

  217. Marie D says:

    Beautiful cards Laurel. I really enjoy watching your daughter pop in on your videos. She’s so adorable. She did good on showing you what colors to use.

  218. Such pretty cards! Thank you for sharing with us.

  219. Pat from sd says:

    Lovely cards.

  220. Oh my! I love how you created these beautiful cards.

  221. Krissie says:

    Such pretty embossing and very pretty colors.

  222. Patty says:

    Super lovely cards and just perfect in every way.

  223. Anne Ronsky says:

    Awesome techniques on the vellum, lovely cards, many thanks for sharing.

  224. Julie Curwen says:

    I love the thank you card! The butterflies in this kit rock! I’m so excited to get this kit!!

  225. Melissa Reed says:

    Love your cards!

  226. Linda Rauch says:

    The use of embossing powder was beautiful. Your daughter did a great job picking the colors.

  227. Heidi varden says:

    Your cards are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us.

  228. Kathy Doyle says:

    Love the embossing of the lattice background! Never thought of doing different colors like that when embossing! What a great idea! Liked your little helper too!

  229. Vicki Chambers says:

    These are wonderful inspirational cards. Thank you

  230. 2 beautiful cards Laurel, saw the first one on the FB group, and the background is simply fantastic, and the second one is so pretty with the soft shades. 2 beauties!

  231. Mary says:

    love the butterfly!!

  232. Valerie Headrick says:

    The effect you created with your embossing of that Birdie and wreath look like enamel on copper. Spectacular!

  233. Jodie Lynn says:

    Butterflies and music together, PERFECT! I loved that idea and now that I finished my first blog hop, I need to go back and look some more. Who needs TV with all these cards to admire? Hoping to create something of my own after visiting all these great designers. Prize looks amazing too. Thanks.

  234. Karen Kreider says:

    Your cards are so inspirational…as is this SOA box! Love your videos too!

  235. Michelle Daigle says:

    Beautiful cards! That background stamp is awesome. I’m loving this entire collection!

  236. Awesome cards! I am in love with the butterfly card it is gorgeous!

  237. Ronnie Klatt says:

    Your thank you card is simple and classic. I really love it and the combination of colors.

  238. Sharon Nesvog says:

    WOW WOW WOW!!! These are beautiful cards Laura!! Love them!!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Sharon Nesvog says:

      sorry I misspelled your name Laurel! 🙁 😛 🙂

  239. Wonderfully colorful card.

  240. Omg that embossed background Is A maz ing! Love your cards & can’t wait for these stamps & dies

  241. Kim Pietruszewski says:

    I’m so loving this kit. All the components are so versatile and work so well together! Fabulous cards

  242. Love how you used that background stamp. The embossing is great.

  243. Two wonderful cards. Love the music notes (I think it’s my favorite image) paired with the butterfly.

  244. Martha A Miller says:

    Fun! Colorful! Elegant! I must try the multiple embossing technique. Love the simplicity of the butterfly card.

  245. Julie says:

    Beautiful love the multicolor embossing

  246. Tracy says:

    beautiful cards – I love that background stamp.

  247. Debbie Guch says:

    what pretty cards, great collection

  248. Amy Cooley says:

    I’ve always loved butterfly cards and your card is lovely.

  249. Shanean says:

    Beautiful cards, love the double embossing.

  250. Tammy says:

    Just love this background

  251. Cheryl Jones says:

    I am going to have to try that multi-color embossing. It turned out great! Cheryl

  252. Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    Both cards are awesome. Love the lattice background!

  253. lovely cards!

  254. Diane Durbin says:

    The background stamp is to die for!

  255. Sandy Joe says:

    Nice use of the back ground stamp – I like that you made a statement with it and used multi colors of embossing powder.

  256. Anne K. Aponte says:

    I love the simplicity of the second card. Thank you for sharing.

  257. Angie Williams says:

    Laurel as usual your cards are beautiful and creative. Tfs and the chance to win the giveaway

  258. Robin says:

    Love it Laurel!! Simple, but elegant.

  259. Paula Fuller says:

    I love your butterfly card. It is so clean and simple.

  260. Ericka Strange says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the embossed wreath and colorful background so pretty.

  261. Your designs are fabulous.

  262. Connie Hinkle says:

    LOVE these cards!!!!

  263. Phyllis Dunn says:

    Great cards! Really love your use of the background stamp with multiple colors of embossing powder. Thanks for showing us how to make this beauty!

  264. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the wreath and the butterfly! Beautiful cards and a fabulous SOA kit!

  265. CIndy says:

    Both cards are amazing. My fav is the butterfly card. It is so elegant. Can’t wait until I can order the box. Whole lotta loving with this box.

  266. Awesome cards! Love the colors and your design.

  267. Shirley says:

    Awesome cards!

  268. Brandi R says:

    Wow! These are gorgeous! LOVE the embossed background on the first one ♥

  269. Maggie says:

    Absolutely beautiful card using the background stamp and multi colored embossing! Love it!

  270. Love everything you’ve done!

  271. trawnick2015 says:

    Love that new lattice background. Love the butterflies. Love the birds. Love the music note. I just LOVE it all. Beautiful cards. Anxiously awaiting the SOA release on Wednesday. Teresa Rawnick

  272. Oh, I love the way you over-stamped the heat embossed wreath on the card background. So beautiful!

  273. Jennifer K says:

    Both your cards are fantastic, I love the multicoloured embossed lattice background, so gorgeous! I also really love your second card too, you made that butterfly look so pretty. Thanks for the awesome video as well!

  274. Anna Kluytmans says:

    Hi Laurel, You have made some lovely cards, Cheers Anna.

  275. Lovely cards Laurel as always. I love watching you create. Thanks for the ideas.

  276. Sue Bouch says:

    Love both cards and enjoyed the video… Thanks for sharing and have a great day! PS love that penny copper colored embossed wreath that made it very cool

  277. I love the way you used the lattice background stamp. Your colors are beautiful. Awesome cards!

  278. Donna Hawkins says:

    I love these cards! You did a fabulous job on these.

  279. Karin W says:

    I really like the embossed wreath on vellum! Gotta get that set!

  280. Marlene says:

    Love your ideas. The cards are great.

  281. Ann Gibbins says:

    Beautiful cards. Thank you

  282. Maggie B says:

    Hi Laurel ~ You had me at the shimmer and shine of your beautiful Latticed background card with that lovely wreath! GOR-JUSS!!! The softness of the shimmery butterfly card is outstanding (I tried to add splatters like you do…the results were NOT good!!). Thanks for including the video….off to watch it and listen carefully for you to make me laugh. Again! ~HUGS~

  283. Jill S says:

    Love what you did with the background. The butterfly card is perfect!!

  284. Michele W says:

    Thanks for the great video on creating a multi-color embossed background. I’ll definitely be giving it a try. Gorgeous cards! I think the butterfly card is my favorite but then I really like clean and simple so it’s not surprising. I particularly like the music behind the butterfly. Nice touch. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  285. Thea Turnley says:

    Always love your work. I think the way you used the background stamp is very fun!

  286. Jeniifer says:

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards!

  287. SHARON RYAN says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the sparkle! Really love the multi-color embossing! Thanks for sharing your ideas

  288. Debby Davis says:

    Love the lattice background!

  289. Cassie Langley says:

    I SIMPLY LOVE ALL YOUR CARDS!!! I love the colors, the techniques, everything!!! thank you for your video & post!

  290. The butterfly card is refreshingly clean and simple! Love it!!!

  291. Love the colors you used! Fabulous cards!

  292. Trina Chaska says:

    Love the background with the different colors of embossing powders. The 2nd card is very beautiful.

  293. Teresa - Joe's Mom says:

    Your cards are great. Thanks for sharing.

  294. Yes, I love a sparkly butterfly. And a sweet bird with flowers on it and a musical strip to go with it and that gorgeous background. I could go on.

  295. Jodie Ramdas says:

    What gorgeous cards Laurel! Thank you so much for sharing them with us! I love the video! Such awesome colours!

  296. That’s a lot of “zing” goodness!! The lattice background is fantastic! 🙂

  297. Cindy Daversa says:

    Love love love the embossing! Goregousness!

  298. Sebrina Bendel says:

    Beautiful cards as usual!

  299. Sherry Lowmaster says:

    beautiful! love how you did the wreath card!

  300. Love the cards – they are GREAT !

  301. Like the idea of mixing embossing powders for such a colorful background

  302. MaryAnne H says:

    Love both cards,especially the wreath one. I have to try this one.

  303. Melissa McGuire says:

    Such a simple thank you card with the music notes! So pretty!

  304. Love your cards, especially all the details of the first one.

  305. Colleen Balija says:

    Your cards are stunning, Laurel!

  306. Sharon Field says:

    Such pretty cards…….I like both of them,but my favorite is the sweet and simple butterfly card.

  307. Barbara S says:

    Thank you for the video – On the close up of the card I was thinking “how’d she do that?” I see that flecks of the different colors of embossing powder overlaid other colors – what an interesting effect. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

  308. Cristina Moidel says:

    Beautiful cards!

  309. Ruth Spencer says:

    So pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  310. Laura Manning says:

    Thank you Laurel for showing your techniques on the first card. So pretty! I do love the second card.

  311. Bonnie Thrasher says:

    This card is beautiful. I love it.

  312. Lori R says:

    Sparkly butterflies? Does it get any better!? I love the simplicity;)

  313. Amanda says:

    Love the color combo on the first card. Just beautiful

  314. Oh wow! Absolutely gorgeous cards!!!

  315. Claudia M. says:

    I love this collection! Thanks for sharing the beautiful cards and ideas! 🙂

  316. dawnnz says:

    Stunning. Loved you had your little helper with you. The colours are fabulous together

  317. Ruth Aubertine says:

    OMG I am so in love with this collection!! Beautiful cards!!!

  318. Michelle pink says:

    Love the butterflies

  319. Heather P says:

    Beautiful cards and I especially liked the multi-coloured embossed background.

  320. WOW… Laurel, those cards are gorgeous and fantastic. I love love love that latice background for sure.

  321. Sydney G says:

    The banner is so cute. I’m learning and the kit will be a huge help. Butterflies are my fav too.

  322. Amante del Papel says:

    so beautiful cards!

  323. Wow! Your embossed background is definitely eye-catching! The CAS butterfly card is very nice!

  324. Lynn MT says:

    I love your cards! Thanks for the video.

  325. Love the background on the first card!!

  326. Michelle Daigle says:

    Gorgeous cards! I live that background stamp. Awesome collection!

  327. joycemc57 says:

    Love your cards. Can’t wait to get my hands on this new kit! Endless ideas for the stamps and dies already.

  328. Great Cards, love them both.

  329. dystinee24 says:

    Very sweet cards!

  330. Adorable!!!!

  331. BunnyD says:

    What pretty cards! So cute to see the tiny hands trying to help!

  332. Elyse Brown says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the background stamp. Your thank you card is so pretty and simple. Love it! this is an awesome stamp collection.

  333. Stacy O'Dell says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the multi-color embossing! -Stacy

  334. Patricia Glica says:

    Love the multicolored background.

  335. barbara brennan says:

    Eye catching designs that appeal to a variety of sentiments usage. LOVED them.

  336. Michele Zinser says:

    Thank you for the video. LOVE the use of all the embossing (my favorite technique). And to use the multi-colors on the background…Brilliant! I’m going to do this card!

  337. Marcia Harrington says:

    Cute cards!! Love the embossing you did!!

  338. Fran Wilson says:

    Just lovely Laurel. Excellent use of the products. I can see how versatile this collection will be. Fingers crossed for a win, I could use the boost.

  339. Cheryl Fisher says:

    Love the background stamp.

  340. Love your cards! At first I thought you inked the background till I watched the video. Awesome! Praying for you and your moving adventure.

  341. Love the multicolor embossing – it’s too cool.

  342. Linda S says:

    Oh my! your cards are amazingly amazing!

  343. Sandy says:

    Both cards are winners in my book Love the multi colored layer

  344. Yvette says:

    Great cards!

  345. Lisa Marie T. says:

    Very pretty cards and great products! Thanks for sharing your creativity and for the chance to win in this generous giveaway.

  346. Jodi Baune says:

    great cards!

  347. Viola says:

    that background is gorgeous!

  348. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Gorgeous cards. Love the second one for its CAS design and understated elegance:)

  349. Kathleen Reilly says:

    Beautiful cards


  350. Love them!!! They make me smile! God bless

  351. Beautiful embossing with the background stamp!

  352. Deb Luther says:

    I do love a wreath. So nice!

  353. Mary Laffin says:

    Gorgeous cards–but what else would we expect from you!

  354. Fran Weinberg says:

    Both cards are beautiful, but I’m especially loving the simple elegance of the butterfly card. Can’t wait to get my SOA to try to reproduce it!

  355. Teri Smith says:

    Thank you for the video. The colours in the background of the wreath card are so pretty. The butterfly Thank
    you is simplicity & elegance in itself. Thanks!

  356. kimrendino says:

    Ohhhh! I loved that lattice background before I saw your card and I love it even more now!!!!!!

  357. Deepa Lakshman says:

    Love the multi color embossing.

  358. goodmankim says:

    Wow, beautiful cards!!!

  359. Really nice card. Love all the colors your daughter picked.

  360. Diana barnett says:

    Beautiful work.

  361. canadiancaroline says:

    So fun to see you playing with the SOA products! I love your multi-colour embossed background. What a great look (with your daughter’s input).
    Best wishes with the move this week! I wish you a seamless transition into your new home and crafty space 🙂

  362. Sandra Meador says:

    Love both cards…. Good choice of the brown embossing powder on the wreath.

  363. joyceerb says:

    Beautiful! Love the shimmer

  364. Love them both, but the second one just that little bit more… :$

  365. Oliev says:

    Lovely cards!

  366. Love your multi-colored background!

  367. Beautiful cards – love the butterfly & musical notes together!

  368. Barbara Baxter says:

    Beautiful card. I love the simple background with a big splash of color with the butterfly.

  369. Jane Sirak says:

    More beautiful cards. Love what you did on the butterfly card.
    What a fantastic kit. I bet this one sells out fast!

  370. lori mercado says:


  371. I do soooo love your cards. You are so funny and great. I wish I could do what you do. But I’ll just keep dreaming. So want to get the SOA collection but I never have enough money(sad face). Thanks for the chance to win one!!

  372. Anita Falcone says:

    All of the cards are just beautiful. I just love it. Thanks

  373. Laurel, your videos always make me smile! I love both cards! I love the colorful lattice background and peeks of your daughter’s little hands! What a little helper! I love this collection and can’t wait to see what else you create using it.

  374. NINA ADAMS says:

    Both of your cards are stunning. Lots of sparkle and shine!!

  375. Michelle Daigle says:

    Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  376. Lisa Rutherford says:

    Great cards! Can’t wait 🙂

  377. The lattice background card is absolutely stunning!

  378. Carrie Galindo says:

    I love the multi colored embossed background!!

  379. Linda Kennedy says:

    Gorgeous card! Love the background and the butterfly is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  380. Love your card, love your background and love your wee helper

  381. Sarita says:

    Love love your card, the multi colored background is great.

  382. Melinda Ferraz says:

    Love your cards, really love that background stamp. Thanks for the chance to win a kit.

  383. I had not seen that multi-colored emobossing before. What cleverness! I will have to be trying that tecnique. Beautiful cards; thanks for sharing!

  384. melinda newell says:

    Fantastic embossed background.

  385. Oh my goodness, I love your cards. I am so excited to get this box so I can use that background stamp! And of course I love vellum, I just think it adds class to anything. I love the butterfly sitting on the notes and the beautiful splatter on the second card.

  386. Christine Mulka says:

    My favorite is the card with the butterfly and music notes. I will be using your clever design on a black card with white embossing and gold birds.

  387. Jeanne says:

    Just beautifully done. Love them all.

  388. mypapercreations says:

    Loving those butterflies!

  389. Sandy says:

    I’m currently taking the Heat Wave card class, so this card is perfect! Now I’m off to go emboss something!

  390. mary nelson says:

    Very beautiful cards! So excited for this new collection!

  391. Lois John says:

    Great cards! I especially love the butterfly with the music notes!

  392. Love the background.

  393. Fran Wilson says:

    I love that multi background Laurel, very cool technique. Thanks for sharing your ideas (and for leaving in the glimpses of the next generation of stampers, so cute!) Fingers crossed that I win a box.

  394. I love your use of colored embossing powder! I learn so much everyday looking at these blogs. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  395. Alena says:

    So beautiful! ! Can’t wait to receive mine…

  396. Your cards made my heart ache in a lovely way- especially the wreath and bird one. So beautiful.

  397. I love the wreath and your embossing in metallic colors!

  398. kuulei68 says:

    love your cards. i’m not familiar with your ink brnd. who makes it?

  399. Chrystyna says:

    Beautiful cards. They’re a great inspiration for all of us.Thanks so much for the video.

  400. Carla says:

    That lattice bg stamp is awesome and I’m loving the multicolored embossing technique. I also love your thank you card. It’s so clean and beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

  401. Cathy P in AZ says:

    Love what you did with the lattice background stamp and the gorgeous simplicity of the butterfly thank you card! Beautiful!!

  402. i really like the musical note with the butterfly, a simple yet powerful thank you card!

  403. I love all the shine and sparkle. The butterfly card in particular is just totally fabulous!

  404. Jayne says:

    I love your cards and all the sparkle and shine. I especially love the Lattice background, and oh my the shine on the butterfly….I’m a big fan of butterflies and dies so any collection with these in them is a winner for me. I love love love this one Catherine is bringing out and so hope I’m fortunate enough to purchase the box. Thank you for sharing your designs. Happy day and stamping

  405. Kathy Czygan says:

    Great cards! I am a huge fan of the embossed cards and yours are beautifully done! Thanks for sharing !

  406. Beth K says:

    Great cards, love the sparkle and colors 😉

  407. Lol I had to pin this one to two of my boards… butterflies and clean and simple thank you cards!

  408. LOVE them both they are my favorite I love them.

  409. Rob Keogh says:

    Both gorgeous cards, I love the simplicity of the Thanks card.

  410. Buffy says:

    Beautiful cards. I really love the butterfly card. This collection is full of such wonderful stuff to play with.

  411. mlrmlr50 says:

    Lovely cards!

  412. Loretta Rathert says:

    Awesome creations! Brilliant.

  413. Fantastic cards!!! Thank you for inspiring me to create. God Bless

  414. Love the butterfly and music score!

  415. Chrissy Hampton says:

    Love the simplicity – very elegant. Thank you 🙂

  416. Mary Nielson says:

    Beautiful card, love the color combination. Thanks

  417. Sue D. says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the copper wreath!!!

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