Sunday, April 1, 2012

Celebrating Lily Pad Cards First Birthday!

We are having a party at Lily Pad Cards! What better way to celebrate our first year than to get together with wonderful friends for a Birthday Blog Hop. Hopefully you arrived here from the blog of the multi-talented designer and challenge creator, Julie Ranae! If not you may want to start from the beginning at Lily Pad Cards.

There are three prize packages with a total retail value of over $300! These prizes will be awarded by random draw. 

There are two ways to be eligible for the prize drawings. You can "Like" us on Facebook; or if you do not have a Facebook account, you can also be eligible for the drawings by leaving a comment on the Lily Pad Cards blog

Leaving comments on the participating blogs along the way will increase your chances in the drawings, but please leave only one comment per blog.  The hop starts today but you'll have until 12:00pm EST on Sunday, April 8 for all your commenting, so no worries, you have plenty of time.


I decided to create a festive party atmosphere for Lily Pad Card's mascot, Frederick Du Ponde. He's such a suave and debonair gent that I knew he'd be "Celebrating with Style".




All stamps are Lawn Fawn with an assist from an older Hero Arts sentiment.





Stamps, Tools and Supplies:


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Now I will send you off to your next stop on this Happy Birthday Blog Hop; sweet Cindy Chiu 
If you hit a bad link, you can always go back to Lily Pad to view the master list of blog links. Please report any bad links to aris@inlinkz.com.

blessings,
nancy

211 comments:

  1. Your card is FABULOUS Nancy - and your frog looks so much more like Fred than mine - so creative! Love it!
    Have a great day and a great hop, hugs, Karin

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  2. Your card Is super cute love the little frog is adorable =)

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  3. Beautiful card. Great sponging and paper piercing :)

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  4. Nancy thank you for all you do for lily pad cards! You've been with us since the beginning and we couldn't have done it without you! Your card is a masterpiece! Love all those paper pieced lantens... and i spy a cute little blue frog!!! LOL! Adorable!

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  5. Nancy, lovely card, that little frog stole the show!

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  6. I just LOVE it!!! So sweet! :)

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  7. Your card is gorgeous - I love Lawn Fawn Stamps too!

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  8. Nancy, your card is so striking and adorable! Wonderful colours and details on the fun lanterns and little Frederick looks brilliant!

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  9. Your frog is so cute, and I love the sparkle on this card!

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  10. super cute...love the lanterns!

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  11. Oh my word, so fun how you customized the LF frog! TFS =)

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  12. Awww! What a happy and cheerful card, Nancy! Makes me smile! (:

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  13. Love this! Monsieur DuPonde looks very happy to be sitting on such a lovely card.

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  14. great card! love the lanterns

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  15. Gorgeous card Nancy! Love the laterns they are so vibrant!

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  16. I LOVE YOUR CARD AND THE LAMPS ARE AWESOME

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  17. This is a jaw-dropper and a perfect card for the occasion!!

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  18. Nancy - I love how you included Frederick in your card. Fabulous.

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  19. So creative and original, Nancy! This card shows your passion and love for the Lily Pad blog! You are amazing! HUGS!

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  20. Wow - did you ever put a ton of love and care into this card, Nanc! Just love the shape and your amazing lanterns! Beautifully done, my friend! :)

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  21. lovely card, great job!

    Serena
    deadlynightshade___@hotmail.com

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  22. Terrific card. Such details. Really, really cute.

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  23. Hehe another fab card! Really lovely.

    Lisa xox

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  24. lol so cute! ty for all those links too...NEED EM! your blog is so fun!

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  25. LOVE it! Lunar lights is one of the sets I actually don't own! Ha! Love all the LF pretty paper too :) Critters Ever After frog is the perfect stand-in for Frederick!

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  26. Mind if I borrow this idea. Have this stamp set and love it but never did anything as great as this with it.

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  27. WOW!!! So much amazing detail in this card to admire!!!

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  28. Adorable card and wonderful coloring! I love the row of lanterns.

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  29. Your card is sooooooo cute , love that little frog

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  30. Those lanterns are gorgeous and little froggy looks so impressed! I remember these lanterns from a Lily Pad video! Great to celebrate with you on the hop!

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  31. like this funny card!
    marie-anne raeman

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  32. Oh, I love lanterns. Lovely card. :)

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  33. Love it! That little froggy is the perfect touch. ;)

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  34. Your card is great. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Love this card, love the colors and the glitter pen and also the little pearls. So fun!

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  36. That's a suave and debonair setting for the Monsieur! I love how the shading on the die looks like light from the lanterns!

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  37. Wow, I just love how all your vivid colours pop against the black!

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  38. Another awesome card Nancy. Love the black cardstock, it's so hard to find. I'll have to give this a try.

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  39. This is a cute and clever card Nancy, Fred looks fabulous.
    Hugs Sally

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  40. Love, love, love this card. It makes me smile, that little froggy adds just the right whimsical touch!

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  41. Love the card and all the little details!! thanks for sharing

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  42. Love the lanterns! How fun!

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  43. The lanterns look really festive! A wonderful card!

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  44. Wonderful card! I love the black background and the layered lanterns. Oh, and Frederick!

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  45. Ooh, how fun! He looks just like Frederick with those eyes! Super cute card.

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  46. Haven't seen the lanterns before.Love the colors.
    Jan

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  47. Hi Nancy! I absolutely LOVE your card. It's creative, unique and fun! Thanks for being part of the blog hop. I wish Lily Pad Cards Blog a VERY happy 1st birthday, and many more to come.
    I'm crossing my fingers to win an InLinkz subscription as I recently took over a challenge blog at:
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
    Our only challenge requirement (ever) is to use scripture or an encouraging quote. I would LOVE to have you visit and play along if you can. It would be a blessing to have you join us. Thanks again for being part of this great hop!
    God bles you,
    Karen L

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  48. Nancy, this card is amazing! I love the patterned paper and the bright colors!Your highlighting on the lanterns is genius!

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  49. Cute & bright card! Happy 1st blog-aversary to Lily Pad Cards! ;-)

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  50. Love the use of black to make all the elements on your card stand out! Beautiful.

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  51. Such a gorgeous card and the little frog is too cute!!!

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  52. OMGosh, your card is absolutely ADORABLE!!! Such a clever idea!
    Thank you so much for your inspiration!

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  53. This is a paper pieced masterpiece Nancy

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  54. What an unusual card love the Asian feel to it thanks for sharing

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  55. CUTE CUTE CUTE! Really rocked the Lawn Fawn here. the frog is darling, the papers and cute and I love your lanterns with a touch of glitter!

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  56. what a great card! i just love your style of creativity! hugsxx happy birthday too!
    www.osirisandloki.blogspot.com

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  57. those lanterns are such a neat idea! great job!

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  58. Gorgeous card, love those lanterns.

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  59. What a perfect card! love the lanterns and the super cute frog! Wonderful design and card!

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  60. Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Love that colour against the black. The lanterns are very pretty

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  62. Very nice card. The colorful Chinese lanterns are festive!

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  63. Love the Asian Lanterns. Thanks for sharing!

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  64. Very pretty, beautiful colors, lovely card

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  65. Oh, I LOVE your card, Nancy! The paper lanterns are gorgeous and that frog stole my heart! Great altering on his eyes!

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  66. love how you added the extra bling to the card - just adds that wonderful last creative punch on a beautiful card.

    Barb Housner

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  67. beautiful! i love those colorful lanterns. very festive

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  68. Very fun card and those lanterns are great!
    Marie

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  69. Fabulous colors! I love this card!
    DeniseB

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  70. Cute lanterns on your cards. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  71. Perfect party for Fredric! Darling card!

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  72. Oh this is totally fun Nancy! I really love that Nestie shape and the beautiful Lawn Fawn papers you used for your paper piecing! Awesome!

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  73. this little frog card is so cute. thank you for sharing.

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  74. Super cute! Love the lanterns - a 'surprise' element.

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  75. Darling card, Nancy! Love all the lanterns!

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  76. Great card, love the lanterns. Star Dust Glitter pen....another item to add to my shopping list! Love the added glitz!

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  77. Lovely colours and a cute little froggy too. Very nice.

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  78. I love the lanterns. I love your choice of colors and the black background. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Such a festive card Nancy! I love the color combo :)

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  80. what a cute card! love how you added the froggie. He's not to be missed.

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  81. Awesome card! Love the bright colors ... the black really makes them pop. Beautiful design.
    Anita J

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  82. OMG I love love love Lawn Fawn stamps! I love the papers you used and the embellishments are perfect! The little froggy sitting there is just too darling!

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  83. This is such an adorable card Nancy. Love it beyond words. Freddie looks cute too:) TFS

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  84. Love all the bright colors and that little frog is too cute.

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  85. The card is sweet! Love the lanterns!

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  86. Cute and happy card..great idea!

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  87. hi nancy! cute card with the LF laterns and the little froggy on the bottom!

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  88. just awesome Nancy. Love the stand in for Frederick.

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  89. Love the lanterns! and the little froggie! Cute card!

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  90. Doesn't get much cuter or more fun then your card!

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  91. Fabulous card! i love your lanterns.

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  92. Oh, my Nancy! This is the cutest thing! Your concept is so fun, your inking is beautiful, your paper piecing is wonderful and that adorable froggie is......adorable! You scored again, my dear.

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  93. Love those lanterns and love the colors! Great card!

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  94. So cute that you put a frog on your card. The lanterns are lovely. Thanks

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  95. Oh wow! This is so awesome. And you used one of my favorite stamp companies, Lawn Fawn. Love it.

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  96. Oh my, I LOVE the colours on your card. So bright and cheerful. Makes everybody happy!

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  97. Great card,love Lawn Fawn!really spring like, light and fun. Thank you for sharing.

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  98. What a wonderful combination of colors you have made. I love the frogs expression too.

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  99. Love those happy lanterns... but my favorite part is the frog's eyes! Too cute!

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  100. I love the paper lanterns they are so cute

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  101. how cute is that frog and the paper piecing on the lanterns is amazing

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  102. That little frog is definitely celebrating in style! Cool lanterns!

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  103. Nice style and cute froggy card!

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  104. I'm sure Frederick is croaking his appreciation right now! Personally, I love the details on the lanterns! Great card!

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  105. Very festive and love the little frog!

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  106. I love this card! It is just so adorable. I love Lawn Fawn products and this is such a creative way to pull several of them together. Love it!

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  107. Cute how you added the little frog!

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  108. GORGEOUS colors & design....totallu CUTE!

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  109. Hilde van RijnsoeverApril 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Love this card and stamps!

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  110. What a happy, festive, colorful creation...love it!

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  111. Adorable card, Nancy!

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  112. Love your card, Nancy - so cheery and the glitter pen makes it really special!

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  113. Great look with the paper piecing!

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  114. your card is fabulous. I love those festive looking lanterns!!! Great card!!!

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  115. Nancy - as always your work is beautiful - love those lanterns and love the color choices! Happy Birthday Lily Pad ;)

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  116. Hi Nancy, I love your card! The shape, the colors, the lanterns and of course the little frog!
    Greetings from Spain

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  117. Great color selection for your card!

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  118. Some happy brightness for the celebration! Mr. Froggie is looking a bit bugged eyed with the shine and the excitement! Thanks for sharing the great card and for the chance.

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  119. Beautiful! Love the string holding up the lanterns.

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  120. Could this be any cuter or more perfect for Lily Pad's birthday?! So happy to have been able to share this experience with you, my friend!

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  121. I love this! It is like a spy frederick.

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  122. Very cute! Love the lanterns.

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  123. What a wonderful card! I have most of these Lawn Fawn sets, and I never thought to use them this way! I love the way the lanterns were paper pieced!

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  124. I love the lanterns contrasted with the black background. Very nicely done.

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  125. Cute cards!Happy birthday Lily Pad Cards! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  126. this is too cute--love the little frog sitting on the banner.

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  127. Stunning. I love the paper pieced lanterns and sentiment. Love all the detail. Beautiful card.

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  128. Nancy, this is so wonderful - I wanted to use this little frog but I never would have come up with something this wonderful! AWESOME CARD by an AWESOME lady!!!

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  129. Aw, Nancy this is just too cute! Fabulous & adorable. :)

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  130. Those lanterns are great! Love the colors! And the little frog is just the perfect touch.

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  131. I hate to say this but this one has to be my favorite one so far!! thanks for sharing!

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  132. Darling card, great job creating Frederic!

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  133. Oh my stars! This is absolutely FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! Nancy, I love it!

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  134. So cute! Love that little frog!

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  135. This is such a festive card! Love it. Ann Y.

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  136. Looks like a party! Love the lanterns and the touches of sparkle. The little frogs eyes are so cute! Great card! :)

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  137. That is so cute, better get hopping on my way there is a lot of hopping to do on this Birthday Blog Hop....lol

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  138. This card makes me smile. So cute.

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  139. What a wonderful way to combine stamp sets! This is gorgeous! Did I mention that I am totally in love with the lanterns? I have seen them used many times before, but this takes the cake (no pun intended)! :)

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  140. I love the lanterns and the frog!! TFS!!

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  141. So cute! I need to get me some Lawn Fawn stamps!!

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  142. How cute is this!? He's tiny but mighty.

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  143. Happy Birthday Lily Pad Cards! Great festive card!

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  144. I LOVE the colors and glittery accents! I can't wait to try this!

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  145. Super cute card! I love all of the dimension. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  146. Just love your colorful, sweet card Nancy :)

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  147. Wow I love the lanterns, The colors you used are awesome too :)

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  148. Your card is so festive! Frederick must love this one. My bank account wont' love this blog hop because I've seen so many products I need to have ; )

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  149. A really colourful card. Great!

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  150. Your little frog is so cute. It looks just like Fred! :o)

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  151. Nancy, I really love your card and it is so appropriate for this occasion. The frog is just perfect, too!

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  152. Wow Nancy this is amazing. So love how the bold and bright laterns pop off the black background. These lights are sure to brighten any birthday just like you brighten those who you have blessed in this big paper crafting world. Hugs.

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  153. wow I'm amazed at all the detail work on the lanterns! Just sooo pretty.

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  154. LOVE this, Nancy! So striking with the black and yellow. Sweet little Frederick!!

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  155. Oh my I love these lanterns - so so cute! This card is great- just so fun!

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  156. Such a cute card! Love the lanterns!

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  157. Love everything about this card -- the frog goes so well with the lanterns -- so happy!

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  158. Very pretty card..so light and airy.

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  159. just such a hoppy(happy) little card!

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  160. I love the detail on the lanterns- simply gorgeous! But of course the star of the show is wee Frederick :) Super fun!

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  161. Fantastic paper piecing. Love all the cheerful colours!

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  162. Stunning card! Such RICH colors!!! Absolutely fabulous!!!!

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  163. Gorgeous - from the beautiful lanterns right down to the tiny frog!

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  164. Oh so stunning. The colors and design are awesome

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Thanks for your comments, I love hearing from you!