Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Altenew March Release Blog Hop II + Giveaway


Hello all! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

Today I'm so excited to participate in Altenew March Release Blog Hop with so many amazingly talented crafters!!! It's always a great pleasure and honor to be a guest at Altenew!

If you arrived here from Eunyoung's blog you are right on track. If you want to hop along from the beginning of the hop, please head on over to Altenew. The complete blog hop list is at the end of this post.

Altenew released 15 stamp sets and 13 die sets, which are now available in the Altenew store.
The stamp and die sets, which I had the pleasure to play with for today's cards, are Garden Treasure, Hug Me and Extra Special.


I've created two cards with those new stamp sets.


My first card is featuring Garden Treasure and Hug Me stamp sets. How cute is the fox standing with the big and bold sentiment! The cute fox was the love at first sight :). And I wanted to put him in a flower field. To start off I stamped the fox with Hug Me sentiment in black and the small flowers from Garden Treasure in yellow and pink for no-line coloring along with lots of masking. I then colored the flowers and the fox with Copic markers. I blended green Distress inks on the bottom part after masking all the flowers, added white accents on the sentiment and the stamen of the flowers, and then clear heat embossed the fox with sentiment with the help of Misti tool.


I then stamped the long sentiment in black and clear heat embossed on some yellow cardstock, cut in a curved arrow and gave it to the fox to hold. I added tiny pieces of clear foam under the yellow sentiment strip to give it some dimension. I trimmed the panel slightly smaller than A2 size and foam mounted it on a gray card base. To finish off I added clear Wink of Stella on the flowers and the long sentiment and scattered some pretty sequins.


On my second card I used the inlaid die cut technique to make the front panel. First I've cut a partial panel with a curve like the shape of the flower stamp from Extra Special stamp set with my Cricut. I stamped the flower branch again on another white card stock, flowers in yellow and leaves and stem in green, and colored it using Copic markers. I used only the outline image, but this stamp set is also for a layered stamping. I die cut the colored image using coordinating die. I die cut the edge of the front panel using the coordinating die as well to inlay my colored flower in it.


I then made a soft watercolor background. For that I stamped and white heat embossed the flower of the Extra Special stamp set on some watercolor paper and colored the panel in yellow and green. I added gold splatters on it and foam mounted the front panel. The sentiment was gold heat embossed on white card stock on which I dabbed some yellow ink using finger dauber. The sentiment was glued on a strip of gold glitter paper on the bottom of the card. To finish off I added a few sequins to give the card a dreamy look.


Hope you enjoyed my cards! I absolutely have enjoyed making them :) !

----- GIVEAWAY -----

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, March 30th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, March 31th.


I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Wednesday, March 29th at 11:59 pm EST, who will win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store! The winner will be announced here on this post on Thursday, March 30th.

----- Winner (Edited to add) -----

chosen via Random Number Generator
Thank you so much for your encouraging comments!!! I really enjoyed reading them all!!!

The Winner of $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store is 

Congratulations Kathy! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 5/30/2017 with the subject line "Altenew March 22th Release Blog Hop Winner from TaeEun's Blog".


----- HOP ALONG -----
Next on the hop is amazing Virginia Lu! Below is the complete blog hop list. 


TaeEun Yoo <-- You are here!
Virginia Lu

Thank you Altenew for having me in this hop and thank you all for stopping by! Hope you could get some inspirations and ideas for your next projects!
Hugs,
TaeEun

292 comments:

  1. I am always in awe of your amazing talent!
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
    Hugs

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  2. Amazing release, amazing ideas. Thanks a lot for inspiration

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  3. They are all stunning. I have been playing with masking - with a variety of success, but seeing your cards just inspires me to keep trying....

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  4. Great release! AWESOME creations, I especially loved the "Off the edge" yellow flower card!

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  5. Great release from altenew! Love your card

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  6. Amazing work!! I ADORE these two cards you created, TaeEun!! xo

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  7. Both of your cards this morning are amazing and so inspiring! Some of my favourites of the whole Hop. I would never in a million years have thought of combining those gorgeous flowers with Mr. Fox!!! :)

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  8. Oh TaeEun, these are AWESOME!!!! I TOTALLY enjoyed your cards, they are just amazing! Great job!

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  9. OMG! Awesome job on your cards. They are so adorable. Love the colors.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  10. Beautiful, I love all the stamps.

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  11. Beautiful cards, such an awesome release!

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  12. How did you ever get the 'sending hugs your way' sentiment to curve so perfectly? You are amazing and I am in awe of your work.

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  13. Beautiful bright cards! Made me smile!

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  14. Amazing cards!!! Your flower card is Stunning!!!

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  15. Your cards are gorgeous! Love the coloring and layering!

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  16. Outstanding! Beautiful colors & layout

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  17. Extra Special is my favorite stamp set in the release, and I love what you did with it!! Thank you.

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  18. Wow... these stamp sets are amazing! Your creations are so beautiful too!!! I especially love that pretty yellow floral card! Just stunning! Please check out my blog as I host weekly Friday always anything goes challenges! Would love for you to join us!
    Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  19. Your field of flowers for the cute little fox is so bright and colorful! Love it!

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  20. That inlaid die technique really makes this card special. Also, love the colors. Thanks.

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  21. Both of your cards is so sweet. Cheerful colours

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  22. Great techniques, thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Just loving all the florals in this release. Love your "inspiration" card - soft background, beautiful coloring, unique design!

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  24. Adorable...and beautiful, too.

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  25. Love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Beautiful cards, love your coloring and colors!

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  27. Love the flower card. The diecut inlay just makes it special.

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  28. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing these with us.

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  29. love this release. Your cards are pretty!

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  30. Very beautiful cards amazing coloring.

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  31. ooohhhh that yellow flower card is stunning!

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  32. I like the great color combination on your Hug Me card.

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  33. The flower card is so nice! I am in love with this new release; can't decide what to order.

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  34. Such a great technique with the flower! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. The flowers are so fabulous ... I especially love the ones on the first card... such fabulous colors!!

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  36. These stamps and the cards created with them are amazing.

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  37. Such bold color yet not overwhelming. Awesome!

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  38. I love the way you combined the two sets on the fox card. And the other card just screams spring.

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  39. Loving all the new releases but I love the way you use such bright colors! Thanks for joining in!

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  40. What cute cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  41. Thanks for the inspiration and the blog hop. Neat how you puzzle-pieced the card. Neat idea!

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  42. I like how you combined both these stamp sets. Love it.

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  43. So cute and beautiful. The fox card made me smile.

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  44. The dimensional flowers against the soft watercolor background on card #2 - just amazing. I LOVE it!

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  45. adorable fox card and pretty yellow flowers- so Spring-like!

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  46. the die cutting is just a great touch

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  47. Your cards are spectacular and really show off some nice choices from the latest release!

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  48. Wow amazing cards your coloring is awesome

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  49. I really adore both of your cards. I love the flowers behind the fox!

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  50. Beautiful creations! Love how you did the inlaying for something different. Just so beautiful.

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  51. I love the bright colors you used with these awesome stamps! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    -Miranda

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  52. Love how you combined the Garden Treasure and Hug Me sets. Very clever and an adorable card!

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  53. How clever to put the fox with the Garden Treasure flowers. Super cute card. Both cards are absolutely awesome!

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  54. Love you positioning of the floral sprig on the second card...just unique and brilliant. And that sweet little critter on your first card. Just darling.

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  55. Love the inlay.Thank you for the inspiration.

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  56. In the card with the inlaid die technique, the flowers almost seem dewy. It's beautiful!

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  57. Such beautiful cards, TaeEun! I'm so happy to see that you are part of the Altenew Hop...Way to go!!!

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  58. Beautiful cards - I love the florals

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  59. Love the cards you made, the yellows are great - they give such a great "spring" feeling!

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  60. Wow! These are amazing! Love both cards ♥

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  61. The way you die cut the edge on the front panel was really clever - I'm going to have to try that trick!

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  62. Love how you combined the stamp sets. That fox is so cute and he is perfect in the field of flowers.Your color choices are amazing, so cheery.

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  63. Your cards are so creative. I love the layout the colors.

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  64. The floral card is my favorite!

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  65. Love your gorgeous
    flowers and the
    hug me card is
    cute!
    Carla from Utah

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  66. I absolutely love your second card! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. One very cute card and one very beautiful card. Great inspiration!

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  68. Both card are great!Thank you for sharing.Fantastic hop and new release :)

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  69. This is such a great new release, and seeing cards as beautiful as yours really inspires me!

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  70. Amazing cards! All those gorgeous flowers on that first card with that cute little fox. Love it! And I really like the inlaid die cut - very creative.

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  71. Love them, but my favorite is the yellow floral card, so sweet!

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  72. I love your Garden Treasure card.

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  73. Two fabulous cards TaeEun and beautifully designed as always. I love the fresh Spring colours and your colouring is wonderful as always. x

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  74. Jaw drop gorgeous cards!!! I can't get over how bright your colors are! Such inspiration when I come by!

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  75. Amazing release!! I love all the different stamp sets and dies. Gorgeous cards!

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  76. Your designs are so eye catching. I love the colors and designs.

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  77. I love your cards that you do, I wish you did more videos so I could learn from you. You ROCK.

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  78. Love the beautiful colors in your card. The soft background yellow with the bright yellow flowers is stunning. This is an awesome release.

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  79. Beautiful cards, love the spring-y colors you've chosen. What great stamp sets!

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  80. Your use of yellow is so beautiful. Spring is a wonderful time of year. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  81. Two great cards. I enjoyed the fox in the flower garden--great idea. I especially like the inlaid flower design of your second card. It's truly lovely. Thanks for sharing both.

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  82. your flower card is fantastic as always TaeEun - love the yellows!

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  83. Two different but beautiful cards indeed !

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  84. Cute and colorful fox card and beautiful floral.

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  85. Your cards and this release are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Nice cards. I especially like the one with the inlaid flowers.

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  87. Nice! Both cute and beautiful love the flower

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  88. Fabulous cards! Love the fox among all those pretty flowers ;-)

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  89. OOOhhh...Sunny yellow flowers...wonderful. And your little fox is adorable.

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  90. I love your shading on the fox but the one with yellow flowers just made me sit here and go, WoW. It has just a soft look yet the color is so inviting.

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  91. Beautiful creations! Really love your work, it's just so pretty, the layouts are just perfect in every way!

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  92. Your second card is stunning! Great work!

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  93. So colorful, great dimension! Love the floral card a bunch. Thanks for some awesome inspiration!

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  94. Love the floral card, so pretty!

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  95. Love your brightly colored flowers in both of your cards, Eunyoung. I also like the curving edge of the front of the second card with the yellow also showing from the inside of the card! Thank you for sharing.

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  96. Whoops, my apologies TaeEun, for giving credit for your hard work to another designer. I can only say that it is VERY late. Again, I am so sorry.

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  97. Very beautiful cards amazing coloring.

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  98. Your cards are so so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  99. This fox set is cracking me up. I just love it

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  100. I love your yellow card! It's so beautiful and the inlay die cut technique looks great.

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  101. WOW, th second is absolutely stunning! I love that die cut panel that you created!

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  102. Such a fun release and your creations are beautiful. I loved the flowers!

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  103. ✨Beautiful! ✩ ♡🌟 Love the vibrant "Hug Me" card. 😊 Totally made me smile. ✩

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  104. I love the way you combined the fox with the beautiful flower stamps and the way you made the flower card pop,

    Hugs,
    Carmen

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  105. Wow, just amazing! I love the combination of the cute fox with the flowers and the floral card is just stunning!

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  106. TaeEun!!! You cards are superb!! i loved how you combined the florals with the cat image!! just perfect!

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  107. Your first card is a fabulous combination of coloring and adjoining two totally different style stamp sets - sly as a fox! ;) The colors are fantastic!
    Your second card is just as bright and more elegant and sophisticated.
    Love your creative use of these "must have" stamp sets! Thank you!

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  108. Amazing works...I adore both cards!!!

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  109. The Hug Me set is so cute but I really love how you combined it with the gorgeous flowers! Your second card is so pretty with gorgeous colours & great design!

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  110. Love Love Love your "Extra Special" card. I have just found it in pinterest too so I could save it to refer to later! Thanks for sharing.

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  111. I love how you combined the flowers with the fox sets! They look great together!

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  112. I love your work and what a great release.

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  113. Just lovely cards, thank you for sharing.
    Great colours and very elegant.
    Cheers
    Lisa

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  114. Beautiful! Just beautiful! Love your work and the great things you create!

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  115. Love the card with the inlay, beautiful!

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  116. What beautiful cards!! I especially love what you did with the first one. This is my favorite colors!!!

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  117. Gorgeous new release and your cards are beautiful :)

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  118. Hello. These cards are beautiful, love how you have combined the stamp sets on the fox card.

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  119. Your first card is cute......BUT your second one is a WOW design......love it!!!

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  120. Stunningly beautiful cards. Your colouring is awesome.

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  121. Beautiful! I love how you designed the floral card with the flowers along the curved edge and your coloring is truly stunning. The fox with the flowers is very fun!

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  122. How beautiful and inspirational!!
    Susie

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  123. Beautiful cards, and I especially love the soft yellow embossed background!

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  124. Love how you mixed the set on the first card, and the yellow of the second card!!

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  125. The Hug Me sentiment is my favorite!

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  126. Your yellow embossed background is awesome and the curved fliers are beautiful! TFS!

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  127. I love your cards. The colors are so Beautiful, I really loved that yellow. Thank you for sharing them with us. Tracey Magner.

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  128. Great job! Love the soft yellows on the second card!

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  129. I think some of these sets need to live at my house!

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  130. I really like that second card with the inlay die cut technique. It looks very pretty!

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  131. Fabulous cards both! Love how you added the fox with the flowers!

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  132. wow, that yellow card is amazing!

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  133. Your little hug guy in the flower bed is cute, and I love the curve to your flower line on the second!

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  134. Stunning work, love all your card designs!!!

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  135. Your first card with the fox in the field of flowers really brought a smile to my face. So cute!

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  136. Love the swirl that the flowers are lying on.
    Fantastic design element. Great coloring
    Little fox is darling.
    thanks for sharing.

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  137. Yes, the dreamy look of the card caught my eye. I like the inlaid technique, it makes the card interesting. No Cricut, so will try with my scissors.

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  138. I really like your idea to mimic the outline shape of the small floral spray on the front of your second card. The water color background really is dreamy! You have inspired me to try that with some stamps I own--while I wait for my Altenew order to arrive:)

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  139. This is such a wonderful release. So glad you are in the blog hop!

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  140. Excellent! Curved sentiment really makes the fox card.

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  141. These cards are absolutely beautiful. Such vibrant colors. Clear embossing the fox and sentiment definitely made a difference. I also love how you reinserted the die cut back into the lower half of the negative die cut area of the paper. Stunning.

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  142. Love your cards, so much inspiration. I just bought all of these stamp set and can't wait to get started. Thanks!

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  143. Wow.. beautiful cards.. so beautifully colored.. Thanks for the inspiration

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  144. As always you have blown me away with your colouring and design ideas. So excited to see you in the hop too!!!

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  145. As everyone, so much work went into the floral card - it's beautiful. I will have to read it again as it seems to complicated to my brain right now after looking at so many amazing cards this morning. Just know that it is stunning! Loved the yellow, bright and sunny!

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  146. Meant to say loved the effect of the outline as well on the floral card! Just pop's!

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  147. Oh my I LOVE your cards. I am so glad I hung in there till the end of this very long blog hop because I would not have wanted to miss your card. Love the technique you used on the second one.

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  148. Stunning cards! And so original!!!

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  149. Wow superbe carte great inspirations nice design thank you

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  150. love the cards, I can almost feel spring

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  151. Cheerful! Pretty! Fun! Loving!

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  152. Super cute fox, love the white gel pen details and beautiful floral card, love the curved edge.

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  153. Cute cards!! I love that flower set! And your little fox is adorable!!

    Amy E.
    Scrapthissavethat.com

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  154. I love your beautiful card with the yellow flowers. I like the layout on the diagonal as well.

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  155. Great projects. Cute and elegant. I love the watercolor.

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  156. great cards. really love the partial die cutting and layering.

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  157. Your cards are so beautiful and adorable!

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  158. After looking at your cards, I have fallen in love with them. . . and with the stamps! Your techniques are so beautiful, as are your tasteful layouts and designs. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  159. Wow these cards are really amazing...little works of art!

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  160. Wow! Your cards are so vibrant and cool!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  161. It's fun to see how you used the new stamp/die sets and I love the embossing powder on the fox and sentiment, makes them really stand out!

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  162. Beautiful projects. Thanks for the inspiration

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  163. That first card is sooo adorable!! And I just love the sentiment! And that second card is gorgeous! I really like the die cutting technique you used on it!

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  164. Gorgeous cards, but I really love the second one.

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  165. Love the mix of cuteness with elegance

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  166. Love that yellow card. So amazing.

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  167. Love your projects for this wonderful release!!

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  168. Beautiful cards and very inspiring.

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