Friday, March 12, 2010

Surprise Party!

It's a Surprise Party!!!! It is Stamp TV's 1st birthday and we just wanted to throw a little party for Gina! Happy 1st Birthday Stamp TV!!!
To celebrate, a bunch of design team members and challenge hostesses decided to create birthday cards using a previous Stamp TV kit (or Gina K set). Leave a comment on every blog along the way because one lucky commenter will receive the all new Stamp TV kit that will be released next week!!!! (And....you're gonna LOVEEE it!) You will have until Sunday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. central to post comments on all the blogs. The winner will be posted on Stamp TV on Monday!
I chose the previous StampTV kit "Organize It!" I wanted to do something a little different with the dashed semi circle, which is made for making tabs and dividers; I thought it would be really pretty and easy to create a simple scalloped border with it to dress up this stitched ribbon and single layer card! (This 5/8" ribbon is a sneak peek from the new kit, shhhh!) ;) I colored the butterfly with Copics, cut it out, and popped it up on two layers of pop dots for extra dimension. All the dashes add some whimsy to the butterfly image, simulating a flirty little flight path. :)


Hope you enjoyed this CAS card! This kit is not just for organizing! :)


Be sure to check out ALL of the birthday cards on these blogs:

Carolyn
Jessica
Melanie
Theresa
Lee
Tami
Lynn
Erika
Emily
Cathy
Valerie

Bev
Tina
Karen
Vicki
Nina

Sneak peeks are almost here!!! :)

205 comments:

  1. I LOVE how you used that tab....great border! love your card mel!

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  2. Ooooh, what a stunning CAS card, Melanie! Gorgeous!!

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  3. Beautiful card and what a fun fabulous idea to surpirse Gina with!

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  4. Love the semi-circles along the edge! Great stuff!

    `Bev

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  5. This is fabulous! I just love the stamped scalloped border!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  6. What a fun idea. I can't believe it's been a year already.

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  7. Simply stunning! I love how you used that stitched 1/2 circle for the large scalloped edge.

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  8. This is gorgeous! Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

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  9. The black and white with the butterfly of yellow is just gorgeous!!

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  10. OOo what a neat idea Mel, Love it!

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  11. Love that butterfly. Shows up really nice with the black and white card!

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  12. Happy Birthday Stamp TV! I love your butterfly card. Thanks for sharing!
    Inky hugs,
    Janet

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  13. The scallop border is so elegant on this CAS card. Happy B-Day StampTV!

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  14. Just beautiful!!! Love it! It just really is striking!

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  15. Your border looks so cool. Happy Bday to Stamp TV. What a fun idea.

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  16. It all says "elegance", Mel. What a gracious, gorgeous card.

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  17. Great use of semi-circle for a border!!

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  18. Wow, this is really a striking beauty! Love the bright contrast. Awesome!

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  19. Great idea with the semi circles. Happy Birthday Stamp TV. Heres to many more wonderful years.

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  20. wow! That is a beauty! And very creative!

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  21. Gorgeous Melanie!!! and I like the ribbon. ;o)

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  22. Love this card. Nice and simple and the butterfly just pops!

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  23. Great card! Love to see everyone's creativity at work.

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  24. This is so simple stunning.....I love it...and I will cas this one for sure....thank you for sharing...

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  25. wow, just love black and white cards and am really into butterflies too, LOL! happy birtday stamp tv
    hugs, Valerie

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  26. OMGosh Melanie! How creative to make that scalloped edge! I am so stealing that! Thank you! :)You guys really surprised me!

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  27. I love this CAS card! Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

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  28. oh, i so do like the white, black and yellow colors, it makes for a very elegant card

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  29. This is certainly a bright and delightful kind of card I would love if I received it for my birthday. Love your work.

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  30. Such a clean, CLASSY look...I LOVE it!

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  31. I absolutely love the simplicity of your card, Melanie. Simply beautiful! Happy Birthday, Stamp TV!

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  32. Wonderful! And Happy Birthday Stamp TV!!!

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  33. Stunning card! Love the clean style with that color combo. Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

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  34. Beautiful card! Happy Birthday Stamp TV!!

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  35. Beautiful, Melanie. I just did that scallop thing to one card (great minds...lol). I love that pop of yellow.

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  36. Awesome card - just stunning!! I need to CASE you, because I just can't make such beauties on my own!
    ~ky

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  37. Love the butterfly. I love butterflies!

    Yvonne

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  38. Beautiful CAS card...love the "pop" of yellow butterfly...and thanks for a "peek" at the ribbon!!

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  39. Happy 1st birthday to Stamp TV!
    And what a nice and neat cards you make!
    Greetings from Stempelientje.

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  40. Beautiful card! Love that you used the stamping TV kit to do it!

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  41. how fantastic! Can't wait for the sneak peaks!!

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  42. Mel I LOVE the way you did the scallops - super creative and very fun - perfect for the butterfly feel. Awesome!

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  43. The border rocks. Love the colors and simplicity of this beauty!

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  44. I love the b/w contrast! Beautiful!
    Lori

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  45. What a great idea to use the tab for the scalloped border! laura j

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  46. This card is beautiful. Happy Birthday Stamp TV Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

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  47. Love the scallop look!

    Lindastamps at gmail dot com

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  48. CAS are my forte...lol...and yours is beautiful!! I love how the butterfly just pops off the card!!

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  49. I love the clean simple lines yet so elegant, and a perfect scalloped border!! BARB W

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  50. Melanie, that was such a neat idea to use the dotted half circles as a border! Just beautiful and such a great surprise for Gina.

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  51. Great card. Happy Birthday Stamp TV.

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  52. Nice and simple/clean card! Woo ho, Stamp TV!

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  53. Love this beautiful CAS card, Melanie! Very clever use of the dotted half-circle!

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  54. Mel, your cards never cease to amaze me - I love it and I see that Gina was very surprised. Couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

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  55. What a great card. I bet Gina was surprised by your blog hop. What fun!

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  56. OH that is sooo cool!!! I love the one layer look....I cannot pull that off at all!!

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  57. I love the simplicity and the reality of actually being able to make this card. Thank you! Happy BD Stamp TV, I am a big fan.

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  58. So simple yet elegant! I love this. SharriC

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  59. I love what you have done here. The splash of color against the black is SO effective!

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  60. Your card is beautiful! I love the elegance of the black and white and how the yellow just pops off the page!

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  61. Love the tab as a scallop! What a great idea & awesome card.

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  62. Simple and beautiful or simply beautiful. What a wonderful card.

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  63. Love the combo of the tab scallop border and the stitched ribbon. Great effect; wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Your work is always so pretty! TFS

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  65. What a great idea for the tab stamp from the latest Stamp TV kit. I'm so enjoying this blog hop. It's been a great first year for Stamp TV.

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  66. Super clever! I love a beautiful single layer card. Can't wait to see the newest stamptv kit. Kheila

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  67. Oh, this is gorgeous, Melanie!!! I love that scallop border!

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  68. I love your whole blog. It is loaded with inspiration. Your BD card is elegant. Happy BD Stamp TV. More! more!

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  69. Beautiful card Mel! Happy Birthday Stamp TV & many, many more!

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  70. What a beautiful card! I love the simplicity and the design has so many applications! Great birthday surprise!
    Thanks so much
    Sue B

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  71. Cute card. Happy birthday, Stamp TV!

    Ronda C.

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  72. Beautiful card. A lot of new ideas. Thank you
    Carole Miller

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  73. Beautiful CAS card, Melanie! I really like those scallops with the tab image - great idea!!

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  74. Wow, what a pretty card Melanie!
    Happy b-day to Gina & Stamp TV!!!

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  75. great cards..
    congrats to Gina and all the wonderful designers....

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  76. This is a wonderful way to celebrate Stamp TV!! This team is fabulous!

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  77. Love the Black and white combo,nice card

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  78. You created such an elegant card.

    Alice

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  79. Awesome CAS card! The tab border rocks!

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  80. I love it! You are always amazing me. Can't wait to see this new kit.. the secret shhh ribbon has me excited.

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  81. I love this card! Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

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  82. What a wonderful idea! Great colors.

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  83. I love this card! Thank you for showing another way to use the semicircle stamp; I can't wait to try that.

    This is such a neat idea you all had to throw a surprise party :)

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  84. What a great idea! I love the simplicity of your card and yet it is still elegant.

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  85. Very elegant and clean card, love it!

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  86. Nice nice nice!
    How sweet & thoughtful. Awesome to be with people who can appreciate one another & celebrate all we do together!

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  87. Awesome card! I love the border.

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  88. Oh, Wow! That is so gorgeous! I truly love the CAS cards and you did it right! I love the black and white theme as well and combined they made a marvelous card! That stitched, scalloped border is my favorite yet. Happy Birthday STamp TV.

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  89. Melanie, your card is so very elegant looking and appears to be very simple to make. I really LOVE it!

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  90. I thought that was border stamp, the "scallops" are so perfect!

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  91. Like the card Mel.. it reminds me of those black/white felt posters that come w/ markers that children color. You know what I am talking about? fun card..Happy B'day Stamp TV

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  92. I love this card. It is so stunning.

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  93. Another gorgeous card! I feel the need to stamp today! (So much for housework...)

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  94. Happy Birthday Stamp TV. What a creative card, Melaniw. I love to see alternative styles using the same stamp set...TFS

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  95. You are so good at using simplicity to the utmost of elegnace1 This is lovely!

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  96. Oh I just love parties, especially with tons of eye candy. Love your card, Melanie! Absolutely stunning and what a great idea with the scallops. I'm off to party at the next stop! So, Happy Birthday Gina & Stamp TV!

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  97. Your card is simple, yet elegant. Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us for the blog hop.

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  98. Beautiful card, love the simple elegance of it!

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  99. This card is so pretty! The yellow butterfly really pops! Well done!

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  100. Happy Birthday to Stamp TV! What fun cards and a great way to celebrate by having a birthday hop.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  101. Melanie,
    I love your cards and this one is great. You come up with the most inovative ideas, showing us how to grow our stamping imagination

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  102. I love how you made a very unadorned and 3 color card look so absolutely beautiful!!!

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  103. What a beautiful card. So light and airy! Great surprise Party for Gina! Thanks for all your inspiration.

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  104. Melanie, your cards are always so beautiful. I really enjoy your site.

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  105. Dorene (dorenehoneycutt@hotmail.com)March 13, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    what a beautiful card. Can't wait to see what the new stamptv kit is.

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  106. How elegant - love everything about this!

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  107. Melanie, I just love your card! There is nothing so elegant as Black and White, with a touch of color. That black and white ribbon is to die for. TFS! Hugs Lori R.
    stamper572000 at yahoo dot com

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  108. Love the scalloped border. Great idea. I also love the black and white with the splash of color!

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  109. Love how you made the scalloped
    border. I'm sure Gina will love it.
    Gladys R.

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  110. Great CAS card Melanie!! Happy Birthdat Stamp TV!

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  111. *sneaky* I LOVE this card! wow

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  112. What a wonderful surprise for Gina! Your black and white CAS is fabulous, with the pop of color. Loving your bow!

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  113. The card is beatiful. The idea of surprise birthday party is great!

    Sheena

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  114. LOVE the CAS style Mel - the butterfly really stands out against the black ribbon background. Happy Birthday Stamp TV!

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  115. Love this! Wonderful job on the border and sneaking that ribbon in there. ;)

    Thanks!!
    Darla

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  116. Beautiful card! I love the simplistic color coordination.

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  117. happy birthday stamp tv. wishing gina and her great team many more years as successful as the first.

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  118. The ribbon is really nice.

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  119. Love the black and white! Another wonderful card!

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  120. Wonderful CAS card Melanie! Totally gorgeous.

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  121. Melanie, you always take an element and use it in such a unique manner--you take it and turn its use on its ear, GREAT! It was because of seeing such amazing cards on SCS made with your set A Year of Flowers that introduced me to Gina K and Stamp TV. I'm in awe of your talent, and appreciate your generosity in the manner in which you share it with all of us.

    Happy Birthday Stamp TV, I look forward to many years of tutorials that will keep on teaching me new techniques--thanks so much Gina and gang!

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  122. Beautiful! That butterfly just pops against the black & white.

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  123. I really adore the scallop border. You always do such a fine job of thinking outside of the box. Wahoooo Stampt TV!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  124. Great card,love the simplicity of it!

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  125. CAS, bold and oh, so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win the kit...I've got my fingers crossed. And thank you for all the inspiration for the past year; we'll continue to enjoy your glorious pieces of art.

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  126. love that you all are surprising Gina this way!! and love your card!

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  127. Melanie, you create the most beautiful floral sets ever--I've got all of yours, they are just wonderful!

    I love how you take an element and use it in such a surprising manner, I'm so often thinking why didn't I think of that--I'm just glad that YOU did!

    Congrats to the Stamp TV team on this first birthday, how I appreciate learning from you and all of your great tutorials!

    Joanne L

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  128. Beautiful card! I love how you used the semi-circle as a border! :)

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  129. I love this card. The black and white is stunning and then there is the yellow butterfly. Great border. Butterflies are my thing now and there have been so many card with it on them. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  130. Your colors are so crisp, love it!

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  131. What a great card, I love the dot semi-circles,I totally agree they add so much to the butterfly! Gorgeous!
    Happy Birthday Stamp TV!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  132. Stunning card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  133. Great use of the tab stamp! Beautiful card!

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  134. Wonderful of you to celebrate the birthday and honor Gina like this!!
    Great idea for the semi-circle!

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  135. Looking forwrd to my contined hop and enjoying every new idea!

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  136. I love the simplicity of your cards!

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  137. jean wilson (jlt03@comcast.net)March 13, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Wow I love stamp tv! Happy birthday! What a great surprise for Gina!

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  138. Beauty is simplicity. Very nice card!

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  139. What a striking card! Love that dotted border.
    Teresa Blue
    tmblueb@hotmail.com

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  140. Very clever use of the semi circle!

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  141. Melanie- I love the black and white with just the touch of butterfly color. I am going to have to CASE it!

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  142. this is a great card! very simple but i love the look of the stitched ribbon against the dashes of the semi-circle stamp. and then the little blast of color...so cute!
    sandyh
    sandyha@comcast.net

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  143. Stunning card Melanie--can't wait to see what is in store and in the store this week!

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  144. WOW! I LOVE your card! The design is awesome!

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  145. ohhhh so pretty...very nice for Gina!

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  146. Very nice cards and wonderful surprise! Gina is blessed to have friends like you ladies.

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  147. The black ribbon and white card makes this so sophisticated!

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  148. How cute! The idea is brilliant and the final product absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

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  149. The card is really clean and I love the black and white. Great idea..

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  150. What a beautiful CAS card - love the butterfly and the black and white design.

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  151. Hi melanie! :) what an elegant card! so clean and simple. LOVE it!

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  152. I like what you did with the semi circles, it added that special something to the card. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  153. I love black and white, so this card is right up my ally!!!
    Happy B-day to StampTV!!!

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  154. wow Melanie I love your card. Hope you do not mine if i use your idea.

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  155. WOW! Fantastic card love the semi-border and the colors are perfect!! How thoughtful you all are!!

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  156. Very striking card!! I love seeing all the different uses with the some of the same kits.

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  157. I love your card and the surprise party is a great idea!

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  158. Beautiful cards! What a sweet & wonderful idea to surprise Gina with this gift of kindness! You guys are all awesome!

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  159. What a beautiful, clean and elegant card.

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  160. Great CAS example and the butterfly really pops.

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  161. I love all of your work, beautiful card.

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  162. Melanie,

    I love your work so much....you have created some of the most beautiful stamps and the simplicity of this card is so elegant and whimsical at the same time.

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  163. Happy birthday Dear Stamp TV and Gina,

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  164. Love, love the simplicity of this card, the boldness of the colors and the crispness of the whole card. Great card Mel!

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  165. Levely card, and this is a wonderful tribute to Gina and Stamp TV. Thanks for a great year!

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  166. What a pretty card! Black & white is a favorite color combo of mine!!

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  167. Love the card.....Happy 1st Birthday Stamp TV!!!!

    kimfletcher@shaw.ca

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  168. I love the black and white with just that little bit of yellow. It really makes the card pop!

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  169. Great cards Nel!
    Rosie G
    gramig05@pennswoods.net

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  170. Gorgeous card, Mel! The DT always does such a wonderful job. Thanks for all the inspiration that you've given us in the past year!

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  171. Lovely card! Love your scalloped border - great idea!

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  172. Cute card Melanie!

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  173. The scallop dress-up is perfect!!! Happy 1 year!

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  174. Very elegant looking card. stamping sue

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