Monday, April 16, 2018

Altenew April 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Friends! I am thrilled to be joining Altenew for their April 2018 Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Erum Tasneem's blog!



For my first card I used the beautiful new Just For You stamp set and coordinating dies along with the Gradient Stripes stamp set. I stamped the stripes using the MISTI stamping tool blending green and aqua inks. I then splattered some of the same colors of ink mixed with a little water.  I stamped the flowers and leaves also using the MISTI stamping tool to line them up, then I cut them out with the coordinating dies, and adhered them to my card with foam tape.



I cut the You sentiment out of white card stock twice, layered them together and adhered it with liquid glue. I heat embossed the Just for part of the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card stock, cut it out, and added it with foam tape.




For my next card, I used the gorgeous new Strength Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies. I also used the Gradient Stripe stamp set for the background, but this time I stamped it in one direction, then turned my card and stamped it again across it.  I stamped the flowers and leaves using the MISTI, cut them out with the coordinating dies, and adhered them to my card with foam tape.




The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock, cut out and adhered with foam tape. I also speckled the whole card with a little bit of white ink when I was done.




For this card, I used an adorable new stamp set called Folksy Florals.  I stamped the flowers using the MISTI in pretty pastel colors then stamped the little dots and details with some darker shades. I added lots of little white dots for detail with some white acrylic paint.  




Again the background was done with the Gradient Stripe stamp set and I splattered some of the same color ink as well. I stamped the sentiment with black and a matching blue, then adhered the flowers with foam tape.

You can find all of the Altenew April Release HERE


Prizes:

To celebrate this release, I am giving away a $30 gift certificate to one lucky person! Just leave a comment on my blog post by Friday April 20th and I'll announce the winner by April 21st! 

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018.

The next stop on the hop is the wonderfully talented May Sukyong Park!

203 comments:

  1. I really love your backgrounds; they caught my eye first even though the florals are also wonderful!

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  2. Love your cards today... the colors are stunning.

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  3. Kay your cards are beautiful. Can’t even pick a favorite. Love how you used the gradient stripes stamp twice as a background on one card.

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  4. Loved the blue colors used “JUST FOR YOU” card! It stands out and pops off the page like you just handed the flowers to your friend personally! You can just reach out and grab them! Beautiful!!!

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  5. That is such a great idea to turn the gradient stripes stamp sideways! You've sold me on that set with just one card! Beautiful!

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  6. Beautiful cards,my favourite is the Folksy Florals, but I love how you created a plaid background with the Gradient Stripes. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  7. Love, love, LOVE your blue and purple flowers card! Swoon!

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  8. Wonderful cards, I love the one with the plaid looking background!

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  9. Wonderful cards. I love the new Gradient stripes stamp set. Thanks for inspiration.

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  10. Very beautiful cards. Love the backgrounds you have created with the new gradient stamp set.

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  11. Wow! Such happy, vibrant cards! Love them all!!

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  12. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  13. I enjoy the layering stamps. These are very pretty.

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  14. Gorgeous cards! I love the blue flowers!!

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  15. love how the gradient stripes set off your florals so beautifully!

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  16. The card with the "Strength Blooms" flowers is my absolute favorite ..thanks for sharing!

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  17. Love how you did the backgrounds of your cards! Beautiful!

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  18. I'm really enjoying that Folksy stamp set.

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  19. I admire your soft background which really enhance the stamping! Love your style.

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  20. Thank you for showing how versitile the Gradient Stamp is. Love your gorgeous cards!

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  21. Amazing cards. Each of these is so beautiful. MY original idea was that I would just look and not comment on this blog hop, but I had to tell you how much I liked these. :)

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  22. Gorgeous cards, thanks so much for sharing your creativity!!

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  23. Love all your beautiful and bright cards!!Pretty colors. :-)

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  24. The different uses of the gradient stripe are inspiring, especially when you made a "plaid" look.

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  25. I just love this new line and your cards are cute ty .

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  26. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Beautiful cards. I love how you did the backgrounds! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  28. All your cards really show how wonderful these new stamps are. That gradient stamp looks like a must have after seeing the wonderful backgrounds you created!

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  29. Beautiful cards, that Folksy Florals is darling! Love this release!

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  30. You have such an eye for design. Thank you for sharing!

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  31. Thanks so much Kay. Gorgeous cards with such vibrant colour. Love all the new products in this April release and really love how you used some of them. Your designs are beautiful.

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  32. BEAUTIFUL! Love your varied use of the Gradient Stripe stamp to create your backgrounds. Thanks for the inspiration you've shared.

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  33. Wow!! Your card are Gorgeous!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  34. I so enjoy seeing your beautiful floral creations!!

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  35. Love the soft colors on the second card!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Oh wow! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the new flower sets and the new stripes stamp is perfect for backgrounds! Thank you!

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  37. Oh wow! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the new flower sets and the new stripes stamp is perfect for backgrounds! Thank you!

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  38. fun cards. thanks as always for sharing.

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  39. Your cards are fantastic! I love that you used the Gradient stamp in different ways, especially making it into a plaid...how clever?!!

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  40. I love the stencil backgrounds. My fav is the Just for You card.

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  41. I love the way you've used the new gradient stripes die on each of the cards in a different way. I need that die. lol All of your cards are so pretty (fabulous!).

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  42. Omg! What beautiful cards! TFS! Love Altenew and this new release!

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  43. I loved the Gradient Stripe die used as a stencil in the sweet card! I also liked it as a possible plaid. Great job!

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  44. The gradient "plaid" background for the strength flowers sets the off perfectly...thanks for the great idea!

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  45. Such fabulous cards! I love the blues and greens you used in the first card - such great colours!

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  46. LOVE your plaid background, and so many beautful florals!

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  47. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Kay! I'm so glad Altenew invited you to be part of the hop...you have showcased their new products beautifully, my friend!

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  48. I love your card designs. The splatters are fun (need to do that more). My fave are those folksy flowers! Too cute.

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  49. Kay my first thought is 'this release was made for you' but then I think 'aren't they all?'
    Gorgeous blooms, and spectacular backgrounds, too!
    =]

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  50. Beautiful cards! I love how you used the background stamp in each card but got a completely different look each time. The Strength Blooms stamp set is gorgeous!

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  51. Your cards are all so beautiful!!

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  52. Great designs, love the backgrounds and the new release. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Beautiful cards Kay. Love the lovely flowers and the cool backgrounds. The soft lines look great!

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  54. Very pretty colors of flowers and I like the backgrounds.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  55. Kay, I love your cards! You are so talented. I am absolutely in love with your Strengths Blooms card. - Sweet Kobylkin

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  56. What wonderful cards. Love the vibrant colors and design. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Your backgrounds are equally as fabulous as the blooms! Incredible cards Kay, love them all!

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  58. Lovely, each one. I am really loving the new background stamps. As always, nicely done.

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  59. Love the background details. I struggle with that and these are simple and very effective.

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  60. I like blue, I like flowers, and I love your cards :)

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  61. Great work! Loving the clean look of the last card.

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  62. Your cards are so pretty! Love the last one best.

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  63. Okay, so I wasn't going to get the gradient stripes until I saw all the creative ways you used it! Now it's in my cart.....thanks for all the beautiful inspiration! Wish I could buy the whole release.....it is AWESOME!

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  64. I love all of these stamps, and you just made it even harder to pick just one! I also really like how you used the stripes in the backgrounds. Nicely done! Thank you.

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  65. Love the plaid background you made. Great idea.

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  66. The blues in your "Just for You" card are spectacular! All your colors are so vibrant, fun, and eye-pleasing. Wonderful creations!

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  67. stunning cards - love the awesome colors you used:)

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  68. Love the folksy florals card

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  69. Love your cards! That first one in blues is my favorite - it's really gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  70. Beautiful! I love how you used the gradient stripe stamp as a backdrop for each of your cards, each one a little different.

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  71. gorgeous! love the subtle patterns in the background!

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  72. Simply beautiful! You and Altenew are a good combo!

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  73. Love the backgrounds of these beautiful cards.

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  74. So stunning!! I love the designs and colors!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  75. Such beautiful cards. The florals in this release are so gorgeous.

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  76. Kay, I love the bold colors of your floral cards...these are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  77. Beautiful cards and I really love these backgrounds. So pretty with the bold sentiments too.

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  78. Beautiful cards! I love the colors of your flowers and also your backgrounds.

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  79. gorgeous work! so bright & cheerful :)

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  80. I love the flowers and their bright colors! Welcome spring!

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  81. Oh these are wonderful! Love your cards ♥

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  82. Your cards are so beautiful, Kay! I really love how you used that Gradient Stripe stamp....especially when you turned it to create a soft plaid background! Your flowers are so stunning, too!

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  83. Loving the backgrounds! Your colors are really bright and stand out perfectly.

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  84. I love all of the flowers. So pretty!

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  85. Fabulous cards and a fabulous release!

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  86. Love the way the backgrounds make the flowers pop. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Such bright and happy Cards Kay!

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  88. Beautiful cards Kay, what great stamp sets and the sentiments are wonderful.

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  89. Beautiful examples using the new Altenew release!

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  90. Love that cute Folksy Florals card you made, nice touch with the white dots you put on it. Nice card!

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  91. Each and everyone of the new florals are just beautiful, I want them all. Your cards today prove it! Thanks for sharing.

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  92. Beautiful cards!I love how you used the gradient stripe on the backgrounds

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  93. I love the Folksy Flowers card! So fun.

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  94. Absolutely beautiful floral cards.

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  95. Love your backgrounds! And your card with the orange, pink and yellow flowers-FABULOUS!!

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  96. Beautiful cards. My favorite is the first one. Stunning color combo!

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  97. Love all your beautiful, inspiring cards. Another great release.

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  98. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING cards. Thankyou for sharing your talent and being in this brilliant blog hop xx

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  99. Gorgeous cards!! Thank you for sharing!

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  100. Love your style. All your cards are so beautiful! I think my favorite in this release is the gradient line stamp.

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  101. Love the colors you used!! Great projects!! Love them all!!

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  102. Great release and the designs are awesome

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  103. Love the folksy florals card. And I really like all your backgrounds using the gradient stripes!

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  104. I absolutely love your cards! Your backgrounds are beautiful and so imaginative. I would have never have thought of turning the gradient stamp the other direction.

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  105. I rhink I need the gredient background stamp. Great cards. Thank you

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  106. I love how you used the Gradient Stripes stamp set on your cards. It's amazing how many different looks you can get.

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  107. All three of your cards are just gorgeous..I absolutely love them❤

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  108. So pretty. I love your colors, patterns, texture, and designs!

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  109. Gorgeous cards! Love all the layered stamped flowers.

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  110. Beautiful cards, Kay! Hard to choose, but I think your second card with its gorgeous colour scheme is my pick :-).

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  111. Very pretty cards. I loved the whimsical floral card and the colors you chose for the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  112. Especially love the bright colors on all your cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  113. Love your cards especially the last one. Love the colors used too.

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  114. Beautiful florals, as always. Love the simplicity of the Folksy Florals set!

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  115. Your cards are so lovely! I really like the backgrounds you created for the beautiful florals.

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  116. Each card is amazing and I love the various styles and ideas.

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  117. Both cards are stunners! TFS.

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  118. I love these, in particular the card using Strength Blooms stamp set with the beige background! Fabulous. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  119. Look at all those wonderful flowers! So bright and bold and beautiful! You did a fabulous job on each one. I really like the last one you shared. That style just makes me smile. Thank you so very much for sharing! I've so enjoyed seeing your projects! Big happy hugs!

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  120. I love all of the new ideas!

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  121. Kay, your colors are lovely. Love the two directions of the Gradient Stripes stamp. TYFS

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  122. Beautiful cards! I really love what you did to the backgrounds!

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  123. Great backgrounds. Love the colors you picked.

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  124. I loved the vibrant colors on your cards !! They are Awesome:)

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  125. These are amazing ca d. Love your background

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  126. This release ROCKS! I love the gradient lines stamp and dies!

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  127. Very pretty! From the simply stamped to the layered coloring. Thanks for sharing your takes on the new release.

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  128. Love the subtle backgrounds you've created!

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  129. πŸ’–πŸ’—πŸ’– the backgrounds on all of your cards and the flowers are scrumptious! My creative juices are flowing and I can’t wait to order most of this release! TFS!

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  130. Beautiful cards. I can't wait to get my hands on a few of these stamp sets.

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  131. Your grid background in tan is gorgeous!

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  132. Love the Folksy Florals. Great cards!

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  133. Gorgeous cards! Love the many different ways you showed to use the Gradient Stripes stamp set. I think I have to have that one now! TFS!

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  134. Your cards are so stunning and I'm in love with the Gradient Stripes stamp!

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  135. Oh my goodness, your cards are amazing. Love your backgrounds using the new Gradient Stripes stamp, turning it to make a plaid. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration.

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  136. Your cards are so beautiful! I love all the flowers :)

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  137. Wonderful and pretty floral cards.

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  138. Love all the colors you used om all the florals, and the backbackgroubds are amazing.

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  139. Gorgeous cards! I can see I need that Gradient Stripes set!

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  140. Wow!!Each one of your cards is stunning. I love the colors you put together and the styles are fantastic.

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  141. I love the colors on your flowers. I really like the gradient stripes. I think it is a really versatile set.

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  142. Such bright and cheery cards....vibrant colors....beautiful...thank you so much!

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  143. You never disappoint...your cards are stunningly beautiful!

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  144. Wow! I love your beautiful flowersπŸ’– & your finished creations are stunning. Thank You!!

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  145. I love your cards, the backgrounds really caught my eye, thanks for sharing.

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  146. Gorgeous floral cards, love the vibrant color combos and your backgrounds are so pretty too.

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  147. Hi Kay!!! I just LOVE the bright blues you used on the "Just For You" card - it is so stunning! The ink splatters add such a creative artistic touch to the card as well, I just think it is so creative! Thank you for sharing <3

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  148. Love all of the florals!! Absolutely beautiful!! They are all great cards!! TFS.

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  149. Your floral cards are beautiful!! Love the bright colors and how you used that fabulous gradient background stamp!

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  150. Gorgeous cards, love the gradient stripes backgrounds you have created or the pretty florals! Thanks for sharing!

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  151. Beautiful cards! I love the happy colors.

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  152. The florals are lovely! Very cheerful with your choices of colors, especially so with your imaginative use of the Gradient stamp. Thank you!

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  153. Beautiful cards . Love the folksy flowers .. very colorful.. thanks for sharing

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  154. All of your designs are lovely. I really like the first and the last ones best though. The first one is a fave for its boldness and the last one I like for its more gentle tone. It is great that Altenew's release has so many options! I'm enjoying the hop and seeing all the variety!

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  155. Lovely cards, Kay! I love how you used the gradient stripes for the background of you card--clever!

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  156. As always, the layered flowers are gorgeous, but I particularly like what you did with the backgrounds. They are really interesting without taking away from the focal points. I often have that problem on my cards, so I really admire crafters who can do good backgrounds. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  157. Gorgeous Cards!! love the vibrant color combos and backgrounds you have created.

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  158. Beautiful Cards! Love the folksy florals. thank you for sharing

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  159. As always your cards are stunning! I truly adore everything you create!

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  160. Your cards are beautiful. Love the way you did the background.

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  161. I'm thinking I love that gradient lines stamp already.

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  162. Gorgeous cards, I’m loving this release, the gradient stripes, the Party time ribbon and the Just for You Stamp set are going to be a must have, thanks!

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  163. Lovely cards!!! These floral stamp sets are awesome!!!

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  164. Those florals are gorgeous! Love the bright colors you used.

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  165. Bold and beautiful and am loving the varied ways you did the backgrounds!!! So luscious colors and color combos! You have such a great eye for it!! I love your work!!

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  166. Gorgeous floral cards - love the colors.

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  167. Gorgeous cards and lovely colors. I love how you used the Gradient Stripe stamp set to make the background in the second card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  168. Wow! Gorgeous!! Love them all!

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  169. WOW - your FLORAL DELIGHTS really do DELIGHT!
    LOVE your VIBRANT layers and DELICATE dots ... feeling INSPIRED, SO MUCH to LOVE, SO MUCH to NEED :)

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  170. Love, love the flowers! The blue ones are just stunning. Amazing cards!

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  171. Loved your use of the gradient stamp.

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  172. Gorgeous cards-love the lovely colors you've used. The folksy flowers are so pretty!

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  173. Beautiful cards. The flowers are so colorful and lovely. I love their placement on the cards. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  174. Oh Kay I always love your style so much!! You create such gorgeous color combinations with light and cheerful arrangements!!

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  175. Beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  176. Love all of your wonderful projects. Your first card is stunning. Great color combination. TFS

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  177. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  178. What an array of beautiful floral creations with such cool gradient backgrounds! πŸ’“ Your first card is my favourite πŸ’•

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  179. Beautiful inspiration! This is another wonderful release with some lovely sentiment dies and more beautiful layering flowers. Love it!

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  180. I love the pretty florals, and the background technique makes them look even more stunning... Thank you for the inspiration!

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  181. Beautiful colours on these elegant cards.

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  182. Love your subtle use of the gradient stripes in your backgrounds, especially the crosshatch/gingham look. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  183. Gorgeous florals! Love your pretty color combos!

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