Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer School with Jennifer McGuire!


Welcome to Day 2 of Summer School at Simon Says Stamp!

Today's lesson is brought to you by Jennifer McGuire!
Jennifer has created a beautiful card that features the Simon Says Stamp Tri Circle die and Cherry Wood Paper along with the Pretty Poppies stamp set from My Favorite Things.

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Here are some close-up photos showing the amazing detail on her card:


To see how Jennifer created this card from start to finish, you can watch the video below:



A huge thank you to Jennifer for joining us today for summer school with her awesome card and video. You might want to check back next week if you enjoy Jennifer's work...she may just have another great card to share with the class! ;)

Thanks for visiting today! See you in class tomorrow!
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235 comments:

  1. I love the two-toned leaf and how you positioned the flowers. Great class!!

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  2. Awesome post!!
    Love the video!
    And what a GORGEOUS card!! wow!! Stunning!!

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  3. What fun! Thanks for a great video.

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  4. I LOVE the use of cherry wood!! so pretty

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  5. I have the poppy stamp set, love how Jennifer brought new innovative ideas for using it on a card!

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  6. Wow!! Love this card, brilliant design!!

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  7. very pretty - love the poppies!
    Thanks for the tips Jennifer.
    Sandra ltb
    Thank you Simon Says for providing this!

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  8. Such a pretty card and I love the idea of using a transparency, too!

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  9. Gorgeous card! Love the cherry wood paper and the lovely stamp. Also thanks for the video tutorial :)

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  10. Very pretty card! Great tips too!

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  11. Jennifer always has the coolest tips!!
    TFS Jennifer!

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  12. What a pretty card! I love every bit of it

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  13. Gorgeous card, thanks sor another great vieo here from Jenniffer. She never disappoints us.

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  14. Great video and wonderful inspiration!
    Joyce xx

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  15. lovely card today thanks for sharing with us

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  16. great looking card thank you for the inspiration.

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  17. Oh so LOVELY how the poppy stems are going over and through the holes.
    Great design Jennifer:)

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  18. Great card today from Jennifer. So talented and inspiring.TFS. Becky J.

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  19. Seriously gorgeous, love the design and video.

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  20. Great video/card. Really loving Summer School!

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  21. das ist ja eine tolle idee und sieht klasse aus.
    lg gila

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  22. Fabulous idea and love the flowers are "growing" from the circles.

    Hugs ~ Mette

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  23. Fab card, and great video, with lots of tips.

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  24. Love the red against the brown:) pretty!

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  25. Very pretty with the poppies coming out the circle windows.

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  26. I so love the wood paper and the peek-a-boo windows! very cool! :)

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  27. Love the gorgeous card and all the tips in the video! :)

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  28. Great tutorial and fantastic card--I always learn so much from Jennifer's videos!

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  29. Awesome vid and loved the way the card turned out. This is going to be a great class. TFS

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  30. Thanks so much. great video and card from Jennifer. simon's Summer School is really fun and informative

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  31. Fabulous card & video Jennifer. Thank you so much for showing us how to make a reusable mask for lining up.

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  32. Beautiful card! Love that wooden background!

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  33. Wow! I hated school, but I am lovin' summer school. I am learning so much. Thanks SSS!

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  34. I love poppies!! Lovely card and great video!
    xxx Marianne

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  35. Thanks for sharing all those great tips on the video!

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  36. Lovely card and a great tip about the diecuting and using plastic.

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  37. Gorgeous card! I love the poppies and all the layers to this card. Thanks for the video and all the tips.

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  38. Love how Jennifer used the cherry wood paper with the flowers poking up through the windows...Love Jennifer's tips and tricks. Thanks for sharing this!

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  39. I always admire Jennifers work, and this is so lovely

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  40. Lovely card! Love the wood background!

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  41. Beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  42. Beautiful card! I love all the dimension and the wood veneer paper!

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  43. Gorgeous card, love the poppies :)

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  44. Just too beautiful and perfect!!

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  45. Pretty card and great tips for stamping and die cutting:)

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  46. Wow. This is Beautiful. I love the circles and wood paper is so neat. I love it!!!

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  47. Beautiful card. Thanks for all the tips and ideas on the video!!

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  48. wonderful card...love the script showing from underneath the windows.

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  49. I want that Cherry paper!!! I love it!

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  50. Awesome card and tutorial. Love the transparency idea will surely be doing this!!!! ~God bless~

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  51. Jennifer's cards are always amazing! Love it.

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  52. Love this pretty card! The text peeking through the circles looks so cool and those poppies are beautiful! I'm lovin' Summer School! :)

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  53. Love Jennifer's technique videos. Thanks Jennifer & Simon Says Stamp. Poppies are such beautiful flowers. Just love that circle die and the wood paper

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  54. I love Jennifer's style! Gorgeous card.

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  55. I love Jennifer's cards and videos!

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  56. Thanks for the reminder of how to stamp first with those solid dies.

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  57. OMG....this card is gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring me.

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  58. That is so ridiculously awesome!

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  59. Wow, this is so unique! I love those cut outs and the sentiment stamped inside!

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  60. Jennifer never disappoints! Great card.

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  61. Those brilliant red flowers are stunning, and I love every delicious detail of Jennifer's card!

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  62. Jennifer rocks everything she does! This card is stunning.

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  63. I've never seen that wood paper before...so cool! This card turned out great.

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  64. This card is so beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me. Love it.

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  65. Lots to like here. I like the wood colour against the red poppies, the way the poppies come thru from behind the holes, the holes, the whole thing.....

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  66. Wow, what a fabulous card! Thanks for the video :)

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  67. Very pretty... Poppies are one of my favorite flowers.

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  68. Jennifer's creativity never ceases to amaze me. Love the idea of creating a template for the die, I'm going to have to try it!

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  69. wow wow wow! love how she weaved the flower throughout the circles. so pretty
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  70. Beautiful Card. Love the woven stems and the use of the 3-hole punch.

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  71. If I were to receive this card, i would be happily blown away at the care and effort it took to make.

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  72. Very pretty card. I really like the circle dies and poppies are one of my favorite flowers.

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  73. Very cool....love the circles and the look of the "wood veneer". You never cease to amaze me with your fabulous creative skills!!

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  74. I always figured there was a way to stamp and then cut.....thanks for the technique. I love the brilliant red against the warm wood tones. This video is great!

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  75. Fantastic video full of great tips!

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  76. The wood makes such a nice background for the beautiful flowers. Thanks for the tip on how to die cut first, then stamp.

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  77. Great video. Will definitely be trying this.

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  78. Great video and tips! Beautiful card!

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  79. Jennifer beautiful card and i love that poppie set. Now your video, technique of the year! I think you method of stamping first, die cutting second is so so brilliant! Thank you for that.

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  80. Great card. I love the wood background.

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  81. Really gorgeous card! Love the flowers coming out of the little circle windows!!

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  82. why not cut and stamp afterwards? i don't like dies that are filled in because they require a lot of work. it's a good workaround but i think i will stick with dies that make it easier!
    Bea

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  83. What a beautiful card Jennifer. Love the wood veneer paper with the text, poppies, coloring, die cutting. You always make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. Gorgeous card. Second day of summer school and I want to come back again! Who knew school was like art class all day long.

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  85. It's gorgeous, I really like the idea of having one poppy flower coming thru the window to the foreground!!

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  86. Love this card! I have some of that wood veneer paper, so will have to try it out! Ps. would LOVE blog candy!

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  87. Loving Summer School!!!! Best School eva!!! Jennifer never fails to inspire. Those circles have mad ideas in my head. Thank you so much for being the best store and blog on the WWW. LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!

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  88. Wow gorgeous card!! Loving those stamps and dies!!

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  89. Wow Jennifer you never sease to a maze me. yet again beAutiful thanks.

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  90. Thank you so much for these free summer school videos from awesome card artists like Jennifer!!

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  91. This card is beyond fabulous! Love everything about it! And thanks, Jennifer, for the great tips.

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  92. amazing as every Jennifer's card.

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  93. Great teaching as usual Jennifer and beautiful card!

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  94. Love the bright red poppies--thanks for the inspiration!

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  95. Love the wood accent, thanks for sharing.

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  96. I think you outdid yourself on this card. A plus.

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  97. Thanks for the tips on using die cuts with stamps. You always have the best tips!

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  98. Thanks for getting Jennifer McGuire on board to show these great products!

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  99. Jennifer is amazing and this is another 'wow' card from her! I love how she showcased your products

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  100. Thanks for how you know where to place the pearls. I love your work and those special touches. This card is beautiful I love all of the details.

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  101. Lovely card and thank you for the video.

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  102. Woo Hoo! Who knew summer school could be so much fun?! Great card, Jennifer!!

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  103. Pretty card, love the poppies! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  104. Kudos to Jennifer,the Queen of Ink! Great card...super tips!

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  105. Kudos to Jennifer,the Queen of Ink! Great card...super tips!

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  106. Thanks for sharing your die template. That's what I call genius!

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  107. Love that wood veneer background. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  108. Really like the use different materials.
    Especially like another way to use products I have.
    Background script is great!

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  109. Beautiful. Love how you positioned through the circles and the marker taps for the center of the flowers.

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  110. Beautiful card, Jennifer. Thanks for the tips "which comes first -- the stamping or the die-cutting"!

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  111. Beautiful card, love the tips, she always give the best tips.

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  112. The holes in the paper
    really add an element
    to this card. Great
    colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  113. This card is gorgeous! I love the wood paper!

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  114. Love this summer school series! And Jennifer is a genius...but everyone knows that.

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  115. What a fun card! Great tips!

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  116. Stunning, awesome! Who knew summer school was so fun!

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  117. I love this card! I didn't even know you guys carried dies!!

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  118. This card is amazing! I love how the flower stem branch out from the circles! So creative!

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  119. Beautiful card! Love the tips you shared....thank you!

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  120. Wonderful card, love the idea. thank you

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  121. Awesome card, love the combination of cherry wood and poppies - and wonderful tips. Thanks so much!

    Greetings, Christine

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  122. Beautiful card! I love the poppies. Great job as always!

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  123. Awesome card Jennifer! I've always wondered about stamping first or die cutting first. I've decided on stamping first and I've made templates out of cardboard but found it hard to remove after positioning my die. You've solved my problem for me. I thank you!!

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  124. Love this card, Jennifer! I am in love with these poppy stamps and dies!

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  125. Love the poppies and the woodpaper! A great inspiration this video!

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  126. Gorgeous card Jennifer and I love the tip about using the transparency ! I have ruined many stamped images by not getting them in exactly the right spot when die cutting them ! :-)

    THANKS :-)

    luv
    Lols x x

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  127. Great die cutting tips with acetate! Must give that a try.

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  128. Beautiful card! Love the wood and the circle window die! Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  129. Such a pretty card! Love the use of the wood paper, and the fun peek a boos made with the circles.

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  130. Great card and video. It's loaded with wonderful tips. Love the wood paper. Thanks!

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  131. What a great card, and what a great video! Thanks for all the tips!

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  132. Beautiful card...love those poppies.....fun summer school...the best kind!!

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  133. Great card. Love the how-to!

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  134. Awesome technique with the transparency film!! Thanks so much for the video, and your card is great too!

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  135. Great card and techniques!

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  136. WOW!Very Pretty card!Thanks for the lesson,be looking forward for the next one!

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  137. Thanks, Jennifer! I have sets of the stamps and dies and have struggled lining them up properly. Using the clear acetate pattern is genius! I am off to make one for each set. (BTW...see you in camp soon.)

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  138. I always find it difficult to line up my stamps on die-cuts. Thanks for the tip. Sheer genius!

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  139. Jennifer,
    you makes the greatest cards!
    tfs

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  140. Very pretty card thanks for sharing.

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  141. Love the pretty poppies! Thanks for showing how to use the dies two different ways, Jennifer!

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  142. Such an awwesome card! Amazing layout. Thanks for the video!

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  143. I live those beautiful poppies!

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  144. Great video! Love the transparency tip and the tip on coloring the leaves and stems. Great card. Now off to buy some wood grain paper

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  145. I love the look of the text behind the circles. Thanks, Jennifer!

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  146. Fabulous card and tips. I always learn so much from watching your videos, Jennifer. Thanks!

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  147. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Jennifer has the most amazing talent! I just love how she placed the poppies on the card! Sooo talented! Thanks so much for sharing, wonderful inspiration!

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  148. Such a lovely card and a versatile layout. Beautiful!

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  149. Such a beautiful and interesting card! TFS =)

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  150. Love the flower stems weaving in and out of the circles.

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  151. Beautiful card Jennifer. Love the circles and how the poppies twine through them.

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  152. Wow! I love the poppies, and them tucked into the circles is an amazing effect.

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  153. love, love, love the circle dies!!!

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  154. I have wondered what to do with those wood pieces...how cute. I love the flowers over it.

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  155. I really need to try using that gorgeous wood paper!

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  156. I love the poppies stamps and card so much! Thank you for the super great tip on stamping before die cutting!

    Andrea McCulley
    prayalways421(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  157. What a lovely card! Very pretty!
    Susan

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  158. What a nice combo of papers, colors, embellishments, etc. Great tip on making the stems look longer. I ALWAYS learn something from Jennifer's videos. I think I'm going to like Summer School!

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  159. Such a gorgeous card...I like how the flowers are weaved through the circles. Neat idea!

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  160. The coloring and intertwining of the flowers is just gorgeous!!

    Tricia

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  161. Fantastic card and video!Love the Summer School series!!!

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  162. What a beautiful card! Love those flowers!

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  163. die mohnblumen sind so klasse, tolle karte
    lg gila

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  164. Oh, so pretty! I need some of that wood paper!

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  165. Love your card. What a great video- so helpful to see how you used the transparency.

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  166. I always learn something from a JMcQ video. Great tip about the transparencies.
    Here's a virtual "apple" for the teacher.

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  167. I love all the layers and charming details Jennifer gave us. She always fills her videos with valuable hints and techniques. Thanks

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  168. So beautiful! I love the "off label" use of the circle dies, too. ;)

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  169. Wow what great ideas. Thanks for sharing the idea on how to stamp first and then die cut.

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  170. Great card and fun video. I always enjoy watching Jennifer work.

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  171. Wow this card is gorgeous. :)

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  172. Beautiful card, love all of the 'windows'! :) hugs, Kimberly

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  173. Terrific card. I love your videos as I always learn something new. Great discussion of whether to stamp before or after die cutting. Thanks!
    Carrie C

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  174. Love how the background 'peeks' thru the circles, and the flower overlay is lovely.

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  175. This is so lovely! The intertwining flowers are perfect.

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  176. Very pretty! You always have the greatest tips. Thanks for sharing them.

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  177. Just ordered up some of that wood veneer...can't wait to try it out!!!

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  178. Stunning way of layering! Love those flowers!

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  179. Awesome as usual Jennifer! Love your creative ideas! Wish I could be in your creative brain for just an hour!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  180. I love how the stems tuck into the cut out window! Awesome!

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  181. Thanks for the lesson we always learn something from you! That was cute card !

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  182. Your videos are always terrific. I like the technique with the clear plastic and the dies. Thanks

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  183. My goodness.. Your card is soo beautiful!! Thank you for another fabulous video tutorial!! I loved the idea about the transparency for making the perfect fit for your dies!

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  184. Such a gorgeous card, I love the bright colours and this wood paper is fantastic!

    Beth xx

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  185. The combination of wood and poppies is wonderful. What a great stamp/die set.

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  186. This is a very, very beautiful card. I love how you arranged the flowers.

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