22 August 2018

Hero Arts Season of Wonder Release Blog Hop

Hello there and welcome to the Hero Arts Season of Wonder Blog Hop! We are celebrating the release of the new Season of Wonder catalogue and all the wonderful new products in it. It is such a fabulous release including stamps, dies, stencils, paints, sprays and much more! If you are following in the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Nichol, but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants linked below.
 

For my card today I am combing a new stamp set with a new Fancy Die. I started off by die cutting the Snowflake and Ornament Fancy Die. This die is great because if you can either cut the whole ornament as one (with the snowflakes being inside the ornament), or cut the ornament layer off and cut the inside piece on it's own, which is what I did. I partially cut the ornament from a panel of white cardstock and cut along the bottom with a craft knife to create a shape that looks like a snow globe.
 
 
I took a panel of watercolour paper and blended Distress Inks on to it using an ink blending tool, having darker colour at the bottom. I then spritzed this with shimmer spray (The new Frost Shimmer Spray would work perfectly for this but I do not have it yet). The panel was added to the front of an A2 white card base and the snowflake piece added on top with foam tape.
 
 
I took the scarf image from the Polar Greetings stamp set and stamped this on to white cardstock with Intense Black Ink. I masked this off and then stamped the polar bear on top. I removed the mask so that it looks like the bear is wearing the scarf. I coloured the image with Copic Markers and fussy cut out with scissors. He was added to the bottom of the snowflake aperture with tape runner and foam tape. I took the sentiment from the set and stamped this on to blue cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied Detail White Embossing Powder and heat set. The sentiments were then cut using a craft knife and ruler and added to the card with foam tape and tape runner.


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: E40, W1, W0, W00, V17, V15, V12, B04, B00, B000.


BLOG HOP:

Here is the full list of participants in the hop:
 

GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away two $50 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts online store, randomly drawn from all of the comments left across all of the blogs in the hop. Entries close on Sunday 26th August at 11.59 hrs EST. Good luck!

Thank you so much for visiting me today, next on the hop is the fabulous Megan. Have a great day!

149 comments:

  1. Michelle, this is so FUN. Love the combo of products and colors!

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  2. AWESOME creation! I especially love that gorgeous sky!

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  3. This polar bear is SO adorable! I love your lush blue background and the cutaway circle and snowflakes. It's all your gorgeous extra details that make this great!

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  4. Great card! The fancy ornament die cut is so great... and who doesn't love a polar bear?

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  5. This is a gorgeous card Michelle, as always. Love the colouring and the bear is fantastic. Fabulous idea with the scarf. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Crafting.
    Tracey.x

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  6. Great winter card! Love that die!

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  7. Adorable card! Love the polar bear!

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  8. Beautiful colors; I love this card!

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  9. OH my goodness... I just absolutely adore your card!! The polar bear is so stinkin' cute and the sentiment ,, Well what can I say except it was absolutely perfect for the card!!

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  10. Such a wonderful card. I love the bear and the card design.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  11. Aww that is such an adorable cool card!! :)

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  12. That is SO ADORABLE! Love how the bear is slumped on the edge of the circle. xo

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  13. That bear is just the cutest! He looks like he doesn't want to be wakened from hibernation.

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  14. I love the blue! The bear is absolutely adorable!

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  15. Love your card! That polar bear just melts my heart :) Thank you for sharing and inspiring me.

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  16. Thanks for showing creative ways to use the new Hero Arts products!

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  17. I love the polar bear. I can see him sliding across the ice (in my mind).

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  18. Oh my! I don't think I could love this any more! That ornament die is so incredibly pretty! Love the partial die cutting to level it off. And the bear is fabulous! Adorable card Michelle. Love it!

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  19. Awe hugs are indeed needed!! Love how combine the die and stamp!

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  20. Oups I typed too fast and missed a couple words in the last comment. Should have read "love how you've combined the die and stamp". :D

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  21. Beautiful holiday card...love the Polar bear. Really great using the detail portion of the ornament die as the cut out on your card. Wonderful way to get more out of the die. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. Love that bear - he is sooo cuuute! Awesome card.

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  23. HA Snowflake and Ornament is a must have!!! There is so much versatility with this die. Love it.

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  24. Beauty and cuteness do go together. I love how you used the ornament as a partial circle with that cute bear at the bottom.

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  25. What a clever use of the ornament die, I would never have thought of that

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  26. luv what you did to create the snowglobe!

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  27. Very creative card. You have such wonderful ideas!

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  28. Awesome card, love the polar bear.

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  29. Wonderful background!!! The Polar Bear is so cute..

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  30. love this adorable card - thanks for sharing:)

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  31. Beautiful card. He looks like he can't do winter any more :)

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  32. I love this card, fun and cute at the same time.

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  33. Awwww... love that sleepy bear. Great job!

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  34. Wonderful sky and such a cute card! Thank you>

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  35. Way too adorable polar bear...love him in your die cut surrounded by snowflakes.

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  36. Great idea for a snow globe look. Love that polar bear!!

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  37. What a fun card. Love that polar bear. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Love your card! That polar bear is exactly how I feel by the end of the holiday season!

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  39. Love the polar bears, especially this one! Reminds me of Monday morning! Great card!

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  40. The Snowflake and Ornament die is on my ‘wish list’

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  41. Too cute!! The polar bear is adorable. This is a great card I would love to receive!

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  42. Too cute!! The polar bear is adorable and one after my own heart.

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  43. Love the polar bear :) Thank you for sharing.

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  44. I love your card. It is so simple and cute!

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  45. I love your card ! This bear is so adorable (I've already spotted this stamps set - LOL !) and with your background, it's a excellent mix ! Thank you for sharing.

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  46. Certainly brings a smile to my fact....nicely done!!!

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  47. Beautiful card. That polar bear is adorable.

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  48. Gotta love the Polar Bear! Cute card!!!

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  49. Oh my that polar bear is so darn cute!!!!!!

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  50. Love the snowflake "ornament" and can see lots of ways to use it. It's especially effective with your background and the polar bear. I am so glad you mentioned using masking to get him to wear his scarf--I don't think I would have considered that I needed to do it, but it IS really effective. Thank you.

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  51. Love these dies and that background is fantastic!

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  52. Love the polar bear and the snowflake ornament die!

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  53. the polar bear and those colors are just perfect. I think I feel like him today :)

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  54. Oh, this is just beautiful! I love the scene you created and how you transformed the ornament die into this beautiful winter scene!

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  55. Great use of the Polar Greeting stamps for a wintery scene.

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  56. What a great card! That frame die is so cute!

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  57. Aww Michelle, your card is so cute and adorable. I love bears and I have the bear stamp set on my wish-list.

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  58. Awwww... I feel bad for this Polar Bear but you created such a great card design for him... that should cheer him up!

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  59. WOW, I love your darling polar bear at the bottom of the ornament. Fantastic idea and it makes a wonderful card. TFS

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  60. Such a cute bear and the snowflake cut out die just fits perfectly. Thanks.

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  61. Love the snow fun polar bear card!

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  62. LOVE the polar bear. Beautiful blue sky, very soothing card

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  63. Such a beautiful card Michelle! What a gorgeous winter scene you've created for that adorable polar bear!

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  64. Super cute card. I really like the depth of the blue background. Great inspiration for us. I also feel like I really like the fancy dies. So detailed!

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  65. Oh, I love your card! Love the snowflakes, the polar bear, the colours - the whole thing.

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  66. Love how you used the ornament die to make a winter circle die....such a great card!

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  67. Cute card. My grandchildren will love it. Thank you for sharing.

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  68. Love this fun card! That bear is absolutely adorable. Great card!!

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  69. That bear is so un-bearably cute!

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  70. Love your gorgeous card and the new release!

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  71. Beautiful card! :) That poor polar bear looks worn out though. Maybe he needs some coffee!

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  72. This polar bear is sweet and I like your blended circular background.

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  73. What a sweet card, Michelle. Love the polar bear you've placed in this scene. Thanks for sharing your design on this blog hop.

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  74. I love your card! The background and the ornament/snowflake die is terrific but I just love that polar bear! He makes me smile.

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  75. This polar bear is too cute! I love how the inside panel turned out! I will definitely have to try this technique! The way you used the ornament to make a snow globe is so creative and I love how this die has more than one way to be used! Thanks so much!

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  76. Just amazing. Great coloring and design. Thank you for the inspiration! Just a lovely card.

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  77. I love the card and the polar bear is so adorable, that’s how I feel after Christmas dinner.

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  78. What a cute polar bear backed with snow scene! Very, VERY cute! I've already ordered the ornament, and I can't wait to get it and start creating!!!

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  79. He looks like he needs hugs, that bear! Neat use of the new die

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  80. Precious holiday card using the polar bear. I love how you included the snowflake and ornament die to frame your card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  81. Great job adding that scarf....your card was just great. I appreciate you telling us how you achieved the task...thank you so much for sharing....hugs

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  82. You made a great background for that polar bear.

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  83. What a great die! Love how you turned it and laid the bear on it.

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  84. wowowowowowser this is stunning .How did you cut the die not using the tag at the top ? please can you do a video of this - pretty please - a massive fan of yours { that sounds bad :) }

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Debbie. It is two separate dies but they come attached together. I just separated them (with wire snips like you would separate any other dies that come connected) so that I only used the inside piece and not the ornament as a whole. I hope that helps :)

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  85. I love the background you used in your card. So icy looking. The polar bear looks like he could use some hugs!!

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  86. That bear reminds me how I feel when I realize how close the holidays are and I haven't begun to create yet! TFS!

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  87. Stunning card, loved the polar bear set the minute I saw them so I'm so glad you chose to use one of the adorable animals, great idea for a snow globe.

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  88. So cute! Love the way you incorporated the die with the polar bear stamp. I will have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  89. Simply adorable...just love your sweet polar bear!

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  90. So cute and love the ornament die used that way.

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  91. Very well done. Love the polar bear set and hope to get it some day :)

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  92. Aww, I love it! This is such a cute card :)

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  93. What an adorable card, your bear looks exhausted from shopping.

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  94. Very cool card! Love the polar bear! Thank you for sharing!

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  95. Beautiful card with an adorable polar bear! He looks like he just mailed his Christmas cards and is ready for some relaxing!!

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  96. Bear-ably cuteness with the Polar Bear. Like the background as well. Have seen Polar Bears at Kansas City KC Zoo and the Toronto Canada Zoo and they are awesome. Like to watch them swim in the water.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  97. This card put a smile on my face! Lovely and can’t wait to get this stamp set. Thank you for sharing!

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  98. Michell this polar bear card stole my heart. Love the image, how you stamped and masked off the scarf and then stamped your bear. He truly looks like he's wearing it. The snow globe effect with this die cut is wonderful and your background colouring simply over the top. Great card! Thanks for inspiring.

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  99. I feel like that bear today! Thanks for sharing such a cute card!

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  100. The standing bear in this set looks like he is looking straight at a person and smiling. This lazy bear is a bit cute.

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  101. Love your background, I am partial to blue for snowflakes. Great card.

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  102. Oh such a cute card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  103. Such a cute card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  104. Gorgeous and love
    the bear and the
    background!
    Carla from Utah

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  105. Loved your use of the shimmer spray. That is my favorite craft supply of the moment. I spritz everything!

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  106. I LOVE your card! That polar bear is adorable and such a great way to frame him!

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  107. I love this card! It is so simple but conveys the holidays and winter season so beautifully and cheerfully!

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  108. So cute. I like the ink blended background.

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  109. I love Polar Bears!! Your card is adorable and I love how you added the scarf, it really does look like it's part of that stamp, great job. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

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  110. I love that cute polar bear, I truly want to give him a hug! The snowflake die is stunning, this card is lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  111. love how you used that die-great card!

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  112. Love that polar bear.
    He's had a hard day.
    The snowflake frame is
    pretty. thanks for
    sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  113. What a fun card you made! So cute the polar bear!

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  114. I love this bear stamp set. Everytime I browse the catalog, this one pops out to me.. Love how you've used it.

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  115. I feel like this bear when my kids wake me up in the morning. Super cute card.

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  116. Wonderful card! Sweet and beautiful. Love the clean design.

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  117. This is so adorable. He sure does make you want to give him a hug! I love your blue background.

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  118. Love the card! The die is fabulous!

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  119. So sweet! Love that ornament die and how you used it. I think we all look like that polar bear by season's end! Thanks for sharing.

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  120. I love this cute polar bear, thanks for the chance to win.

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  121. What a cute pose for this polar bear.

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  122. I love your use of the ornament die as a background--makes that die so very versatile. Beautiful coloring, too.

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  123. I love the way you've created the background for this cute polar bear card!! The colors are superb, and the die cut window is very pretty. It really is a great card!!

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  124. Awesome new HA release! Thanks for the inspiration and fun blog hop!

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  125. Love this card. Great way to use the snowflake frame.

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  126. Your card is so sweet but that bear just makes me laugh... it's me in the morning!! lol!

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  127. Love the die you used and that adorable polar bear! Sweet card!

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  128. Loving this card! So cute and love the 3d effect with the ornament cut out! :)

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  129. Fab colours on this lovely card.

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  130. So pretty Michelle. Love the polar bear.

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  131. Oh my gosh that polar bear is sooooo cute!!!! XD

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