Thursday, November 29, 2018

Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway




Hi there! I'm thrilled to be joining the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog hop! This is a special hop to celebrate all of the friendships we have made through our creative journey. Some of my very best friends I have found through our common interest and  love for crafting. I am not much for inviting someone over to sit and drink coffee and chat, but if you want to come over and make a card with me then hurry and get right over here! :)

The card I have created here uses three different stamp sets from Altenew; Poinsettia and Pine, Hennah Elements, and Ditsy Print.  I very lightly blended some aqua ink onto my white card base, then stamped some of the elements from the Hennah Elements stamp set and also some pine from Poinsettia and Pine. I then stamped the sentiment from the Ditsy Print stamp set in black along the right side.


All of the elements I used are from the Poinsettia and Pine stamp set, and they were colored with Copic markers. I cut them out with the coordinating dies, and adhered them with foam tape.  When the card was finished, I speckled the whole thing with white ink using a paintbrush and tapping it.

Special Offers
FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY18 or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS18 at checkout. Offer valid from 11/29/2018 at 12:01 am EST through 12/1/2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.



Prizes
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:


  • Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.
    Here is the blog list!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

    Kay :)





  • 188 comments:

    1. What fun! Thank you for the lovely inspiration and the giveaways!!

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    2. I am always so inspired by your creations--thank you.

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    3. I love the colorful pine cone arrangement on the white background. Thank you!

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    4. This is a stunning card. So perfect.

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    5. I love the hennah detail, especially in that colour! Beautiful, colorful card. Thank you for sharing

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    6. You are always a master of color and I enjoy seeing your creations!!

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    7. love your pretty card - very nice design!!

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    8. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the design (very pleasing to the eye.)

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    9. Very creative card...love how the aqua stems accent the main image.

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    10. I absolutely love anything with pine cones and fir or pine boughs! The way you've colored these are gorgeous! What a lovely inspiration! Thank you!!

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    11. Fantastic card, love the simplistic style with big impact!

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    12. This is really beautiful! I love pinecones in a winter scene.

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    13. Lovely card Kay, great inspiration!

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    14. I love your card, it’s perfection!

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    15. Lovely card!Thanks for the inspiration! What a wonderful blog hop to celebrate this great international crafty community!

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    16. What a beautiful card! Pinecones are a favorite and yours are great. Like how you used elements from different sets and combined them so well!

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    17. This card is just beautiful..so elegant. I love the coloring you used all over but so much on the holly leaves and pinecones..what a happy card.

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    18. poinsettia and pines is a favorite of mine. Very cute card!

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    19. Pine cones get me every time! Love your card - thanks for the inspiration!

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    20. I really love this card! The little hint of white spattered on top just finishes it perfectly!

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    21. Pretty card, love the popped p die cuts.

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    22. This is my favorite card from the whole blog hop. It is so bright and festive.

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    23. Very pretty Christmas card. Thanks for sharing your designs.

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    24. Great card! Thanks for sharing.

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    25. What a fun occasion. I have considered poinsettia and pine several times. It came together so beautifully I might need to reconsider.... Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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    26. This is a lovely, festive card! I love all of the layers. Thanks for sharing!

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    27. Beautiful and fitting for this festive season <3

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    28. Such a beautiful card - love the combination of the poinsettias and pine.

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    29. Such a pretty winter card. Nice coloring and design.

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    30. Kay I have this set, and it's never looked so beautiful! lol
      =]

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    31. Your card is so pretty I can almost smell the greenery and pine cones. One of my favorites on this blog.

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    32. What a lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

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    33. This is jaw dropping amazing! Couldn't pin it fast enough. LOVE it!

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    34. Vibrant use of colors for a winter / nature scene, very nice!

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    35. Wonderful seasonal card, love it!

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    36. I just adore the background stamping with the layering on top! Your colors ALWAYS make me happy too :)

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    37. Love holiday cards, and this one really stands out. Thanks for sharing.

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    38. What a lovely card! So cheery and bright!

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    39. Love the pinecones on this card and the speckles of white - what an amazing card.

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    40. Great use of color and combinations. Thanks for sharing

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    41. Oh I LOVE this!! Your use of the Henna behind the image is spectacular!!

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    42. Great pine cones and poinsettias. The card is beautiful. [Bunny]`````

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    43. I love this card with its layered components. And the white splattering is just like snow:)

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    44. A pretty card and yes home is where the heart is ! Your copic work is amazing and the white speckles a perfect touch !

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    45. What marvelous fresh clean design Kay, this is beautiful!!

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    46. I love your card and the blending of different designs! The card is very beautiful!

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    47. I love how you colored the pinecones and the "SPLATTER" it such a cool technique

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    48. I think I'm already a friend, at least in spirit. I'm all about the crafting, not the coffee and chatting. : ) Love your artful coloring with copics.

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    49. So pretty with the pine cones and greenery.

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    50. Simple, yet eye catching design.

      Merrill P

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    51. Lovely winter card...so simply designed and beautifully crafted. tfs

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    52. Beautiful!! Love those pine cones.

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    53. Wow! What an awesome card! You have a great eye for design

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    54. Beautiful card. I especially love the pinecone image. Looks very realistic.

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    55. Home is a special place. This would be a great card for a friend whose home is as special as this card.

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    56. Love the light base stamping you did in the background...so pretty and really makes the card!

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    57. Beautiful card. Love the stamp set. Another one to add to my wish list. Thanks so much for sharing your time and art.🐧

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    58. Gorgeous card - love the colors you used... wouldn't mind if you could share the copic marker numbers... :)

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    59. Beautiful card! Love the layers and the snow!

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    60. Wow so colorful! I love your card. Merry Christmas

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    61. Very pretty card. I love pinecones and they definitely make me think of Christmas. We always buy cinnamon scented pinecones at Christmas to make our house smell like cookies. Thanks for the great design.

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    62. Great card the details are terrific and nice way to ring in the holiday season

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    63. What a lovely winter time bouquet! Love those pine cones and your CAS card!

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    64. So beautiful! I love how seamlessly the different Altenew sets mix together!

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    65. it is good to see how you used different stamp sets to make this pretty card.

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    66. Gorgeous project, thank you for sharing your inspiration!

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    67. Oh wow! Your card is simply stunning!

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    68. Oh Kay, this is beautiful! You create some of the loveliest cards! They always bring a smile to my face. I sure wish I could pop over for a crafty play date!! So happy to call you my friend! Hugs!!

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    69. Love your subtle background that add a beautiful dimension to pine cone and holly pop. Love it!!

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    70. I love your coloring on this one. Very pretty!

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    71. Love this! The colors where a great together.

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    72. This is such a nice holiday card. I love your background and your coloring. Thank you for sharing.

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    73. Beautiful card. Love how you combined sets to come up with this.

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    74. I LOVE your card using this set Kay! So pretty, festive and Christmas everything!

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    75. What a lovely and festive card! I really like your coloring--it is gorgeous.

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    76. A beautiful job on your card Kay, love the pine cones and needles with the holly, very festive.
      I laughed when I read that you aren't much for coffee and chatty visits but if it's a play date you're all about it....that's so ME! LOL
      Well done.

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    77. Great job on your card, love the colors and Thanks for sharing your designs are great too.

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    78. Very festive card.
      The layering is wonderful.
      The coloring gives the
      pine cone so much dimension.
      thanks for sharing
      txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    79. Such a beautiful card! I'm new to card making and am so happy this blog exposed me to so many talented artists including yourself. The Copic markers you use are such a great pop to this card! I would love to try those out. Thank you for the inspiration and wonderful design!

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    80. So pretty Kay! It's bright and fresh and simply lovely!

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    81. kay, your beautiful pinecones are so bright and fresh! I LOVE this design!

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    82. Beautiful card - I love the soft colours, and that very pretty flourish in the background.

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    83. Beautiful card and love the colors.
      Thanks so much for sharing...

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    84. This is so gorgeous, Kay!
      Would love to live closer to you so we could create together. :)

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    85. Very lovely card! I like that you combined elements from different sets. I especially love the pine cones. Great job! TFS!

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    86. Very beautiful card I like the the way you color the images very much. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    87. Very pretty card, very pretty colors!

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    88. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    89. A great CAS card. I just love the bold colours against the light background.

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    90. Love your festive,CAS card! Gorgeous!

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    91. Beautiful card, love the winter wonderland feel and amazing coloring. I like how you used a few different sets: the Henna elements looks so pretty in that bouquet.

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    92. VERY cute!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    93. Hello Kay. LOVE that card - very simple and beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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    94. Great design...love how you combined the different sets.

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    95. Love this clean and simple design. :)

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    96. I really love the clean lines and coloring in your card. It is so perfect.

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    97. Lovely arrangement and like the sentiment to go with it

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    98. Your cards are always beautiful and this is no exception!

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    99. Replies
      1. Such pretty coloring. I have such a long way to go with my coloring. Thanks for inspiring!

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    100. Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration! :)

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    101. Enjoying the Crafty Friends blog hop! So many fabulous creations! Love your gorgeous card with the snowy pinecones! So pretty!

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    102. Beautiful card! The aqua stamped images in the background really make the poinsettia and pine elements stand out. Lovely design. Thanks for sharing!

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    103. Love, love LOVE your Christmas bouquet!!! Coloring is beautiful and the entire layout is just perfect! Wonderful, wonderful job! TFS--have a blessed weekend.

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    104. Color and sparkle. A great combination.

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    105. I love your card. The coloring is perfect! You are one talented lady! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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    106. Beautiful card! I just got the poinsettia and pine set, so I really appreciate the inspiration!

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    107. love your card it is so pretty thanks for sharing

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    108. Just love the simple design of this card. Stunning! Thank you for sharing.

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    109. This is so beautiful, I have this stamp set and used it a little bit this year for my Christmas cards, but I have not thought of not using the poinsettia as the focal image, and making the pinecones the stars of the show! THis is truly inspirational, thanks so much for sharing this!

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    110. Beautiful card, and so expertly colored!

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    111. Lovely cards and love your copic coloring!

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    112. Beautiful card. You color very nice!

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    113. Gorgeous! What a gentle card. Would you mind sharing what colour copic markers you used (on the pine cones)? They are so cute and achieve that perfect glow-y look!!

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    114. love it. this is one of my favorite holiday stamp/die sets.

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    115. Lovely card. I really like the pinecone and tree branch images in this release and they look great in your design.

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    116. This looks fantastic! I love the blue elements in the background. It really adds something special to your focal point. Beautifully done!

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    117. this card is beautiful, love all the elements you used
      thanks for sharing
      Barb Housner

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    118. Gorgeous card! I love using elements from different stamp sets to, to create my projects. Happy holidays!

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    119. One of my favorite cards! Love this!

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    120. What a elegant card Kay, love the layers and your awesome colouring. thank you so much for sharing.

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    121. This is an amazing card! Using Hennah Elements with the Poinsettia and Pine set? Brilliant! And the simple sentiment - perfect! Thanks so much for all the inspiration you give us!

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    122. such a pretty card, Kay - beautifully colored and designed!

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    123. Hi Kay! Your card is stunning :) I wouldn't have thought to blend the aqua ink onto the white card stock but it looks awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

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    124. I LOVE the way you combined different sets to make this beautiful card Kay! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    125. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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    126. I love love love this card!! It’s so Christmasy!!

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    127. As always, your cards are so beautiful and this one is no exception. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

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    128. What a great idea to use the henna elements as background greenery. That turned out so pretty, especially in the blue color you chose. Thanks for sharing and being a part of the crafty community!

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    129. Beautiful card. So pretty. Thank for inspiring us.

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    130. Love the clean and simple look of your card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    131. I love how you combined 3 different stamp sets on this card and it all goes together perfectly, it's beautiful! Thank you for sharing it and for the inspiration.
      (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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    132. Gorgeous card, love the coloring and details.

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    133. Kay, what a pretty card! I love all the stamped images you chose and they together perfectly. Lovely design.

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    134. Super cute! Love the layered diecuts!

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    135. Beautiful card! I love that stamp set.

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    136. Festive card that showcases how beautifully these products work together. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

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    137. Beautiful card! Love the white splatter and teal background flourish. Thanks for sharing!

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    Thank you so much for leaving me a comment! I read and appreciate each and every one so much! Hugs :)