Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Summer School with Lorraine Aquilina!



Hello and welcome to the afternoon lesson on Day 3 of Simon Says Stamp Summer School!

This afternoon's lesson is brought to you by Lorraine Aquilina!
Lorraine has provided step by step photos showing how she stamps and paper pieces with the new exclusive Simon Says Stamp Pillow Talk stamp set to create her card.

Lorraine explains how she created her cards:

Assembling the products that I want to use.

I chose the polka dot paper from the paper pad to paper piece the cushion, and I also used some white felt for the filling. I stamped the cat image onto the upper part of the cushion so that I didn't have to fussy cut around the whiskers.

I colored the image using W0, W1, W2 and W3 Copic markers  I also used a R01 for her nose and ears. I then proceeded to blend the colors to what you see in the final card.

Here I am using a McGill Tool Kit to round the cat image and the upper pillow. Quick tip - scratch your head with the ball of the tool, or use a bar of soap, to slightly lubricate the ball so that it rolls smoothly over the back of the paper. I am using a craft moulding mat too.

Putting it all together - I used some Lawn fawn Pink Lemonade Twine to wrap around a strip and secured it at the back with 1/4 inch super sticky red tape. The button is from Doodlebug Baby Girl Assortment.

I used a Simon Says Stamp Talk Bubbles Die and stamped the bubble with Hero Arts 'Soft Pink' Shadow ink, before adding the sentiment using Black Archival Ink.  I stamped and coloured the fish with a YR02 Copic marker and added Stardust Stickles.

Doesn't she look comfy on her padded cushion :-)

Lorraine also made a bonus card featuring the dog stamp from the set!


A huge thank you to Lorraine for sharing her card making process and creating these beautiful cards!

Shop supplies from both cards:





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172 comments:

  1. that is the cutest idea to stuff the pillows! love it! and of course the stamps are adorable. :)

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  2. What fun to stuff the pillow. Great images and cards

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  3. Adorable!! The felt really adds to the stamped image. Great job and thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. Absolutely adorable! Love the stuffed pillow!

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  5. They are so cute! Made me smile!

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  6. So cute and fun, love the pillows!

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  7. Awesome cards. Love that you used the felt.

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  8. Such sweet cards! Love the pillows!

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  9. That is pretty neat! I love the pillow stuffing:)

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  10. fabulous and love the pillow
    Hugs Kate xx

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  11. Stuffing the pillow- aren't you the clever one. Just too cute-love your color choices.

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  12. wow, was für eine tolle idee, die katze hat es schön kuschelig
    lg gila

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  13. Simply amazing idea for the cute pillow. I also appreciate the tip on using soap on the tool - it really helps. This is so sweet, filled with sweet dreams. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Super cute! Love the fun idea for the cute pillow!

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  15. Adorable cards Lols! Thanks for sharing! Xoxoxo

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  16. So adorable, great layouts! Thanks for the tutorial too!

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  17. Both so adorable - love the felt inside of the pillow!

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  18. Gorgeous cards Lols, fab tutorial too hun x

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  19. These cards are adorable , cute pillow idea !!

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  20. Is it time for a nap yet? is one of my favourite sayings! Great cards.

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  21. Absolutely adorable, love those images!

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  22. Suuuuuuuuuper cute!!Love the idea..really cutest thing ever!!

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  23. What great cards from Lorraine - love that saying!!

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  25. What darling cards--I love this set--SSS has come out with soooo many other new awesome sets at the same time--I need them all!

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  26. Too cute. I love the felt as the pillow.
    Is napping allowed in summer school?

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  27. Really Cute!
    Like the felt pillow
    and whiskers stamped on pillow top

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  28. Adore the pets on the pillow and the slight show of felt.

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  29. awesome tutorial! loved these 2 cards :)

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  30. Oh my word genius with the pillows! Gorgeous cards and cuteness factor ramped right up :)

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  31. Oh my goodness this is so cute! love that paper pieced pillow!

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  32. These are sooooooo cute and awesome made. I just love how you put the animals on the soft pillow here.

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  33. Those cards are soooo cool - and cute!!!

    Greetings, Christine

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  34. So sweet! I love the touchy-feely pillow. :) Now that we're cat owners (as of yesterday!) I may need this set. :)

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  35. Such cute cards - love the paper pieced pillow!

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  36. OH. MY. Goodness!!! THE FLUFF! I love the fluff. Amazing idea! So cute!

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  37. how adorable is the filler for the pillows! Great touch!

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  38. Super cute! Love the felt for the pillow!

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  39. These are darling, Lols! Love the way you added the felt to the pillows! Maybe I need a nap today.........

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  40. Real cushions... Amazing! This must look and feel great!

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  41. Adorable cards and paper piecing.

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  42. Very cute! Love the summer school,stuff

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  43. Oh wauw this is so cute!!! I love these cards!!
    xxx Marianne

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  44. I love that stamp set and those cards are adorable!!

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  46. Wow what a great card...love the felt detail on the pillow.

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  47. this card would fit my husband...and believe me, he would be like the cat and curl up for a good nap! Cute cute card

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  48. Very cute. Fun to see it through another persons eyes, Love the addition of the felt for pillow stuffing, would never have thought of that.

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  49. I love how that felt looks...fantastic card. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Such cute cards and the pillow stuffing is such a fun idea!

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  51. I just love the cards. So sweet. I sure am enjoying the lesson
    of the day. Thank you

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  52. What a great idea! Great way to give dimension to the image.
    Joyce xx

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  53. Very cute card! Love added dimension with the layers.

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  54. Love the padding in the cushion for the kitty!! Very creative and cute card.

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  55. Super cute, you can never go wrong with a sweet kitty or doggie stamp!!

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  56. How creative and cute is that pillow? Loved to see how you did that.

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  57. love the padding in the pillow looks so realistic.

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  58. Love what you did with the pillow! So cute, love the twine and card designs too! Great stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  59. Love these cute cards! Those pillows look so comfy!

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  60. Super cute cards, love the felt filling idea.

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  61. Very cute cards. Love the rounding tip.

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  62. Great cards! Love the stamp set.... the cat is adorable! I just adopted a Siamese cat from our local animal shelter in April, so I am partial to the cat design!

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  63. Cute cute cards! Love the idea of the filling in the pillows! :)

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  64. What cute cards, thanks for the tutorial!

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  65. Great tips and ideas, love both cards.

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  66. Great cards! Thanks for all the ideas.

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  67. Great tips, thanks for the tutorial!

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  68. This is so cute! I'm also glad this set is on its way to me in the mail! ;)

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  69. Glad I found summer school, adding the felt is inspirational, thanks so much. Making sure I dont miss anymore, now following

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  70. What a cool idea! I love how the stuffing peeks out!!!

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  71. Cute! Love the foam sticking out of the pillows

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  72. Darling cards! Love the happy paper and the fab idea of stuffing the pillow - so fun!

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  73. Adorable cards. Love the 'stuffing' idea!
    Carrie C

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  74. How very clever! Love what she did with the pillow!

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  75. Love that pillow, what a cute idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  76. Absolutely GENIUS!!!!! That whisker trick is the BEST trick ever and I absolutely LOVE the stuffing!!! FAB cards. I love summer school!!!

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  77. Sooooo cute! I love the "stuffed" pillow!!!!

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  78. I love the stuffed pillow - adds another dimension to the cards! Great job!!

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  79. I love that pillow, so perfectly made cards! TFS

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  80. Loving this summer school series the stamp set is so cute

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  81. Very cute and I like the stuffed pillows.

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  82. Lovely stamps and cute cards!!

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  83. Both cards are so neat and the padded pillow is so darn cute. This is a great set of stamps. Sure glad I didn't miss class today

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  84. Now I have seen everything! Genius!

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  85. Oh Lols! These cards are so cute! I love the stuffed pillows and who doesn't feel all warm and fuzzy when they see sleepy kitties and doggies.

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  86. I have this stamp set and now you gave me more ideas of what to do to bring it more to life. I love the stuffed pillow. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  87. This is just so brilliant!! Would never have thought to do that!! Excellent!

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  88. Lols, this is GENIUS! I adore that stuffed pillow.. oh my! FAB! :)

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  89. These cards made me smile. Great job.

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  90. Love the cards! Love the fleece in the pillows

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  91. Aww cute cards. The sleeping kitty looks so comfy!

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  92. I am partial to cats, but the dog looks SO cute too - great idea on how to make them POP!

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  93. It's an awesome idea to use white felt as filling for the pillow, thanks for the inspiration.

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  94. Ohhh I so NEED this stamp set ;) Love your idea to stuff the pillow, how sweet!

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  95. Your cards are cute and I like the touch with the pillow stuffing.

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  96. Love your fabulous cards Lols. What a great idea using the felt for the pillow - brilliant idea and inspiration. Super fantastic !

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  97. I love this card! Adorable stamp and the felt pillow is genius!

    Beth xx

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  98. Fabulous idea to use the felt inside the pillow! And add dimension to the animals too.

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  99. Lovin' the fluffin' .. thoroughly enjoyed your lesson Lorraine,thankyou xxx

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  100. Those little pillows are too cute!

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  101. Lovin' the fluffin'.. I enjoyed that, thankyou Lorraine xx

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  102. Super sweet! So many layers of fun! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  103. 2 great tips: scratching your head with the stylus and using felt in the pillow! Wonderful, cute cards! TFS

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  104. These cards are so cute and creative. I love the felt and the rounded shaped pillow cases... makes them look very real and comfortable :) Thank you for the tips.

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  105. Such a FUN FUN FUN Idea!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;) LOVE the Cute Cards!! ;)

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  106. Both cards are very cute. Good tip to stamp the pillow so you get the whiskers without having do try to add them after the cat is on the pillow.

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  107. I just the the fely idea for the pillow. Totally awesome cards!

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  108. Love the idea of using felt inside the cushion! Just creative!

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  109. Great idea for using the felt in the pillow. Makes me want to go take a nap! Great layout, too.

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  110. What a neat idea to add the felt piece to give that real pillow look! Thanks.

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  111. Both cards are really adorable. Will have to try your techniques!

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  112. LOVE the felt idea!!! thanks for the cute inspiration!!!

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  113. Wow! Fabulous cards Lorraine. I love the way you have used the white felt to make the pillows 3 dimensional.

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  114. This is my new favorite stamp set...love your examples!

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  115. I just love these images!! They are just too cute!!

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  116. Love this stamp set and your idea to stuff the pillows!! Both cards are SO cute!

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  117. Cute cards! I love the felt pillows!

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  118. Wow! Using that felt in the pillows is genius!

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  119. Amazing cards! Good tip for avoiding having to make those annoying cuts - stamp the image underneath. Thanks for sharing the cards and the techniques.

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  120. OMG! These are awesome! I can't wait to get this stamp set and try it myself!

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  121. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww....how STINKIN' cute! Just adorable.

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  122. These cards are so cute and what a great idea to add the felt filling.

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  123. Your coloring is lovely! What a cute card.

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  124. Love the layout and the clever shaping and layering techniques.

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  125. This is seriously cute! Love your technique TFS!

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  126. I love the techinque to make it look like real pillows.

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  127. Lorraine, I love this card....with the awesome variety of elements, you created a really cute card!!

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  128. Cute cards! Thanks for the inspiring techniques!

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  129. Simply cute !!! I love the colors of the second card.

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  130. Adorable cards. Love the idea of rounding the cat and pillow. ~God bless~

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  131. I love this stamp set so much! And what a great surprise to win some blog candy before my work day begins thanks! :)

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  132. Great idea to give the animals a fluffy pillow to lay on! And this is so easy to do. Thanks for the great idea!

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  133. The perfect pet stamp set...love the pillow!

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  134. Great detail work on the pillow-cute idea.

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  135. I adore those cards! The kitty one is purr fect!

    Kris in Alaska
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  136. These cards are absolutely adorable!

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  137. What a clever idea - love how the cushion stuffing shows. These stamps are so cute, but the doggie is my favourite. Love the delicious colour combination on that card.

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  138. Both are adorable. I really like the nap card for my husband who sneaks a nap in almost daily.

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  139. Cute cards! Great idea for the pillow! :-) xx

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  140. The felt is such a great addition to the image!

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  141. I learned something new with your paper piecing technique---thanks.

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  142. How sweet. What a fabulous idea to make padded cushions! So clever!

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  143. So adorable! Incredible paper piecing!!

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  144. Wow that is a awesome idea, i love it~ it would have never occurred to me to do that...

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  145. the fluffy pillow is too cute! Love your cards thanks for sharing

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  146. Adorable - got to have that set!

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  147. So cute! Love seeing the process...especially how the pillow "fluff" was added.

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  148. Adorable! Neat idea for the pillow fluff. Thanks for sharing!
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  149. Super cute cards. such a cool idea for the pillows!

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  150. This puffed up kitty curled up on a fluffy pillow is sooooo sweet! I have been looking for the right inspiration for a shadow box I want to make for a lady I work form she lost her Burmese cat recently after 17 yrs. It was so sad. I want it to be really special when I make it for her. Thank u!

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  151. Oh my goodness, how fun. I love that you added fluff to the pillow. TFS.

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