Friday, August 4, 2017

Kindness Matters

Good morning! Excited to be hopping this morning with some fabulous talent to celebrate the brand new Simon Says Stamp Encouraging Words release! There are lots of fun new stamps, dies, stencils - and I spotted a coordinating die to a previously released stamp set too!


With the theme of this release being Encouraging Words - my projects today focus on Kindness - and what is more encouraging than that?


I started off by repeatedly stamping the word "KIND" from the new Big Words stamp set on my card base to create a background. On one card I used Fossil dye ink, on the other I used Fog dye ink.


Next I die cut a Wonky Stitched Heart from two colors of solid cardstock.


I added the new Kindness Matters wafer die over the top of each heart with thin strips of foam adhesive.


Finally, adhered the hearts - again with foam adhesive - over the stamped card bases.


I also have THIS card that I posted yesterday if you are looking for more inspiration! I created my second ever galaxy background for this - and it was SOOOO fun! I definitely need to do more of those! You can find the details on this HERE:


GIVEAWAY INFO: Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon at every stop along the hop - so make sure and leave some love as you hop along for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next week on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Now - here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


357 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards - I love the stitched hearts. That colourful star card is phenomenal!

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  2. Simple cards with a sweet message and of course can't gush enough over the galaxy card!

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  3. Great cards, would make wonderful gift sets. Thanks for sharing, Nikki

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  4. Love the kindness cards. So simple and yet beautiful

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  5. Beautiful cards!! I love the background of the kindness cards. I loved your galaxy card that you posted yesterday.

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  6. Your kindness matters cards are lovely. And your galaxy card looks like it was a lot of fun to create.

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  7. beautiful cards and wow look at that galaxy! wish mine turned out like that !

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  8. gorgeous card. Love their designs and layouts;)

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  9. Beautiful. The background on the galaxy card is stunning.

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  10. Way cool! Love the galaxy card!

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  11. Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. Creating a background with the word stamp is a great idea! I love your galaxy background, too!

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  13. I always forget to use letters & words as a background but I love the result

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  14. LOvely stitched hearts,beatiful.

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  15. Lovely cards. One of things I love about blog hops if finding new people to follow for idea's.

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  16. Beautiful cards, Heather! I love the galaxy card.

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  17. I am wanting to make a galaxy card after seeing yours.

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  18. Love the details! Keep them coming!

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  19. Love the way you used the kindness matters die; simple yet beautiful.

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  20. Love the new release - the world needs more "encouraging words"

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  21. I love this Encouraging Words release! Awesome card, I love the layers and especially this die!

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  22. So simple yet so powerful!!!!!

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  23. Kindness Matters paired with the hearts are perfect!

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  24. Lovely card ideas! Love the STAR card and its background.

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  25. What a wonderful cards and fabulous release!! You're creations ALWAYS inspire me!

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  26. Such pretty cards Heather. Love the word background with the die-cut heart and greeting. The galaxy card is amazing! Those colors are fantastic.

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  27. So cute with the sentiment die over the colorful wonky stitched hearts. I like your galaxy background too.

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  28. The galaxy card is perfect for my grand daughter. I will be copying your kindness cards for sure. Beautiful.

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  29. Your galaxy is GORGEOUS! love all that color.

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  30. Beautiful cards! I love the backgrounds and the galaxy is quite stunning!

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  31. Perfect combination with the stitched heart and Kindness Matters!! Beautifully simple...but strong message.

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  32. I love how the cards are kep clean and simple in order to highlight your message. Lovely

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  33. Love that galaxy background and the color pop of those hearts are AMAZING!

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  34. Beautiful cards, so much inspiration :) thank you for sharing them with us!!

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  35. LOVE those kindness cards so simple but SO effective. Just fabulous.

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  36. Love those stitched hearts! Great cards!

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  37. Hi Heather ~ I'm beyond excited about this SSS release! My mantra & signature for quite some time has been #kindnessmatters and I'm thrilled to see the die in this release...I feel like it was made just for me. Haha Love what you've done with this die and your beautiful galaxy card. Thanks for the inspiration and I hope your weekend is filled with summer fun. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  38. The hearts are perfect with the kindness die! Beautiful cards.

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  39. Love how you did the background of the kind cards! The galaxy card is awesome too! I've been afraid to try doing those!!!

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  40. Kindness does matter! Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely card! I really love this release--very excited to see what everyone has made!

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  41. I truly love your mission & your inspiration. What a way to let your light shine. Thank you.

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  42. Amazing backgrounds to accent your beautiful sentiments! Simply lovely 😊

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  43. Great cards - love the galaxy one from yesterday too.

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  44. Love the Galaxy card so pretty

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  45. I love these cards! One soft and one vibrant!

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  46. Amazing background; amazing card!!! Love the hearts too!

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  47. Love the Kindness Matters cards. The sentiment pops on those colors and hearts.

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  48. Love your simple & elegant cards. The wonky stitched heart is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing.

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  49. Beautiful cards! Love your galaxy background! Amazing!

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  50. Wonderful cards. What the world needs now is more Kindness.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  51. The Kindness Matters die is one of my fav parts of this release and I love how you used it to create these sweet cards. Your galaxy card took my breath away, in coming back later to check out the post.

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  52. Lovely bold cards. Really great use of the dies and you did a wonderful job with the galaxy sky. Looks like it was rewarding!

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  53. Kindness matters - always and always - TFS your art work and for the hop have a beautiful week!

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  54. Love the theme of this release and your cards!

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  55. Clever background and beautiful cards and I love your purpose!

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  56. Great new release and very pretty cards too

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  57. I really enjoyed your use of color! Great designs too! Thanks for sharing!

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  58. That little die says so much and it just begs for bright color. I am flagging this to return to watch the video to see how you did your galaxy. Most of the ones I have seen are intriguing, but still too dark for me. I still have not tried this technique, so I can't wait to see it. Thank you so much.

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  59. Wonderful cards, I love the starry background!

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  60. The galaxy card is what inspired me most

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  61. The galaxy card is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. I think I am going to need the Kindness Matters die! Your cards are special.

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  63. Happy Happy cards, I'm really loving the kindness matters die!

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  64. Your cards are super uplifting and hopeful! I LOVE the sentiments!
    take care!
    Michele

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  65. I love the background on the you are a star card!

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  66. Beautiful cards! I also love the stitched hearts.

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  67. So simple but sooooo nice. I like the muted background stamping. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Your cards are beautiful. So much inspiration too. :)

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  69. Lovely cards and such a sweet sentiment in a world full of so much meanness.

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  70. Too cool but not too cool for school! Encouraging words

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  71. I love the color, and the inspiration this gives me.

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  72. Heather, these are beautiful. Such a wonderful reminder. I am loving this release so aptly timed. My two boys are entering third grade, and they sometimes forget to be be kind to each other, so I may have to get this die to encourage them on a regular basis. TFS.

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  73. Gorgeous galaxy, love the stitched heart cards too!

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  74. Really pretty cards...I love that kindness matters die!! Your galaxy looks amazing, too!

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  75. Simply beautiful! ❤️ Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  76. I really like the kindness matters cards - projects dear to my heart. Like the new die cut and always love the wonky stitched anything!

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  77. I love your gorgeous galaxy!!!!!

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  78. Kindness really does matter. Beautiful cards. Thank you.

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  79. Love the stitched hearts...awesome!

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  80. Yourga;axy background is amazing!!

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  81. Love that Kindness Matters die, and your galaxy is gorgeous!

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  82. Wonderful cards! Your galaxy is breathtaking!

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  83. Great clean and simple cards!! I love all the dimension too!! Thanks for sharing!

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  84. Love how you created the monotone "Kind" background - so much impact with just one word!

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  85. The kindness die is my favorite from the release! Love your cards!

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  86. I love the pop of color against the muted background! And, your galaxy is just amazing.

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  87. Love both of your card .. gorgeous and cute..

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  88. I love these clean and simple cards, they are gorgeous Heather.

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  89. Clean and simple and nice...love them. Great job on the galaxy, too!

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  90. Lovely cards! I love the "galaxy" effect on the second card. Stunning!

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  91. Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  92. You're a Star... Fabulous card... it's a star! Love that sentiment and a beautiful card. Thanks!

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  93. I love how simple yet so pretty your first cards are.

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  94. Really nice cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Absolutely wonderful cards Heather and YES, kindness DOES matter! Love these!

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  96. Yes, Yes, Yes! KIndness does matter! Something I tell my 4 kids every day - make today count, I love you, and be kind to everyone ♥ Gorgeous background work- just stunning with the use of color and bold statement pieces! TFS - Blessings!

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  97. Kindness does matter, and is often over looked. well done.

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  98. Such lovely creation with meaningful sentiment!

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  99. Kindness does matter! I love that die cut! We need to be reminded everyday kindness is so important.

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  100. I just love that die! Beautiful card

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  101. Encouraging Words! We all need more of those!

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  102. Great job stamping the background. Love the pop of colour.

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  103. WOAH! Your galaxy background is so mesmerizing! I love it! And I love the inspiration with the "kindness matters" die! It's my favorite from this release!

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  104. Love your beautiful galaxy background. The entire Encouraging Words release is wonderful.

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  105. I love how you used the stamped work KIND for your background.

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  106. So simple and so perfect, Heather! Well done, my friend!

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  107. I love the ( Your A Star card)! It's just gorgeous!

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  108. I love each of the cards, but I'm partial to the Kindness Matters cards because it does!

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  109. Kindness starts from home ! ❤️❤️❤️

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  110. that galaxy background is stunning! All your cards are fantastic!

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  111. Love, love, love that Galaxy background & the use of one word for the Kindness background is perfect!

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  112. Your cards really get the kindness message across. I love the subtle backgrounds you chose and the bright pops of color are great! Love the star card too. hugs, tren

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  113. Love the simplicity and boldness of the cards! Very pretty!

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  114. So fun! I really like the wonky heart behind your sentiment. It really draws attention to kindness matters. I love the galaxy background card too. I'm off to see how you made it.

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  115. Love your Encouraging Words cards ~ all of them and especially the galaxy ~ beautiful.

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  116. This is what blogs are about. I would have never thought of using a heart. Awesome.

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  117. I love the Big Words! So many ways to use these stamps. Thanks for sharing!

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  118. Love your card nice encouragement.
    Have blessed day.
    Kimberly Ostgard

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  119. Bright CAS cards! The Star one is cosmic colored for sure!

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  120. Really great cards, simple but colorful and Happy!

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  121. terrific galaxy background -- yest you should do it more often!

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  122. Love the different backgrounds that you've created for your cards. Always in awe/terror of these galaxy inspired backgrounds. One day I'll be brave enough to try. Thank you.

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  123. Love the Galaxy card. I can see many uses for this. The “Encouraging Words” blog is fun.

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  124. LOVE your cards and this new release!!!

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  125. Great cards! Love the colors

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  126. love how you've used the new "kindness" dies"

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  127. Awesome cards!!! Your galaxy is Really Beautiful!!!

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  128. Love the Encouraging Words release! You cards are great!

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  129. Wonderful cards. Love how you created the word backgrounds. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  130. Lovely cards, love your Galaxy background 😊

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  131. Your cards are gorgeous! I especially love the You're A star card!

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  132. Encouraging words is an awesome release. Cute cards.

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  133. Great idea to change up the colors to create this pair of card--using other colors would create a complete set to use as a gift. Thanks for sharing these on the blog hop.

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  134. Love your cards, but that You're a Star card is exceptional. Thanks for sharing.

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  135. Love your cards, especially your galaxy!

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  136. You're galaxy card is unbelievable. LOVE it! I would love to see a video on how you did that.

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  137. Love all your cards. The backgrounds are lovely on both styles.

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  138. Love making my own backgrounds, what better way with the word Kind?

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  139. “Encouraging Words” is a fun new release, and your cards are fantastic!

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  140. Love your beautiful heart cards and your galaxy background is amazing!

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  141. My other comment didn't have “Encouraging Words” in it.

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  142. This is a very nice release. Your last card is super cool !

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  143. Loved your "kindness" card. Will be back to read more about your galaxy card. Thx!

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  144. Gorgeous cards! I love that you made your own backgrounds, both with stamping and watercolor...super fun! TFS!

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  145. Love these cards! Thank you or the inspiration!

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  146. WOW! That galaxy card was FABULOUS and the kindness cards are so sweet. Thank you for sharing them!!

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  147. Kindness does matter...very nice sentiment.

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  148. Your kindness cards are very pretty. I love the background. My favorite is the galaxy card, fantastic!

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  149. Fabulous designs, love the new Kindness matters die!TFS Heather!

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  150. Some really great cards, love the wonky heart dies.

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  151. I love the galaxy that you've created for the star card! So pretty!

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  152. Love the diagonal large word background!

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  153. Sometimes a basic card can have great significance. Your kindness matters card will be so useful and quick to make up a bunch. Thanks for the idea.

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  154. I really like your cards and how you repeated the kindness theme on the background and with the diecut layered on top of the heart.

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  155. FAB designs-LOVE the you're a star card! LOVE this new ENCOURAGING WORDS release!!!

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  156. I love your cards with the Wonky Hearts and the new Kindness Matters dies! The wonky hearts have been on my wish list for a while and they look great with the new die. I love how you repeated the message in the background as well! Your galaxy card is beautiful!!

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  157. I love the idea of using that big work stamp to create a background! Speaking of backgrounds, that galaxy background is amazing!

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  158. Beautiful cards! I love those bright hearts on the subtle background! And the galaxy card is awesome! TFS

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  159. Love the sentiments in this release. I have got to try a galaxy background, it looks awesome.

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  160. Really beautiful cards with this new release!

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  161. Great cards! I LOVE the background you created with the kind word.

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  162. Beautiful cards! I am loving the Encouraging Words blog hop.

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  163. "Encouraging Words" are the best! Beautiful Cards!!

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  164. Simple and cute!! Love the bright colors of card stock you used. We all need "encouraging words" now an then. : )

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  165. Fabulous cards, Heather! The repeated word backgrounds give such a lovely understated backdrop for the heart focal point. Your galaxy background is amazing!

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  166. Love the pops of color against the white and the galaxy background!

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  167. Great Kindness Matters cards. Love the backgrounds. Your galaxy background card is amazing.

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  168. Encouraging Words...Beautiful cards. I really like the Kindness ones. So pretty.

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