15 February 2019

Hero Arts 2019 Catalogue Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome to the Hero Arts 2019 Catalogue Blog Hop. Today we are celebrating the release of the new products going in to the Hero Arts store. What a fantastic release! There are so many amazing new products and I am using a few today, including the fantastic new heavyweight cardstock. 

If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Jessica, but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.


My first card uses the new Garden Fancy Die. I adore these dies for creating simple scenes on cards. I started off by taking a panel of the new Dove White Hero Hues Cardstock and die cut the die from it. This piece was then set aside. I took a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended inks on to it using oval makeup brushes (I wanted a soft blend). I used Mint Julep, Soft Pool, Pool and Passion Flower inks.

 
I added the piece to the front of an A2 white card base and then added the die cut panel on top with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Color Layering Sea & Sky stamp set and stamped this on to Hero Hues Pitch Black Cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape and tape runner. To finish off, I added a few Raindrops.
 

My next card uses the gorgeous new Color Layering Monarch Butterfly set. I stamped the outline layer on to white cardstock with Intense Black Ink. I then coloured the butterfly with Copic Markers. This is a layering set, however, so if you do not like colouring, you can add the other layers in with stamping. I love that you can use it in different ways, though! It was then cut out with the Color Layering Monarch Butterfly Frame Cuts.

 
I took a piece of the new Hero Hues Mist Cardstock (what a beautiful colour!) and stamped the Ocean Waves Bold Prints on to it using Versamark ink. The ink does take a while to dry so I set it aside before cutting it down in to a panel. I took the sentiment from the Birthday Cake Stamp & Cut set and stamped this on to the panel with Intense Black Ink. The panel was then added to a 4" x 5.5" card base with foam tape. I made the card smaller so that the butterfly could hang off the edge but still fit in a standard envelope.

 
I added the butterfly on top with tape runner just on it's centre so that I could bend the wings to give it some movement. To finish off, I added Aqua Shimmer Pen to the butterfly and I also added a few Sparkling Crystals around the card.


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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


BLOG HOP:



Here is the full list of participants in the hop today:
 
The Hero Arts Blog
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Michelle Short - you are here!
Debi Adams
Kathy Racoosin
Laurie Willison

GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away four $50 shipping sprees! The winners will be drawn from all of the comments left across all of the stops in the hop. The more you comment, the more chances to win! Entries close on Sunday 17th February 2019 at 23.59 hrs PST. The winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Good luck!

Next on the hop is the fantastic Nichol. Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a great time on the rest of the hop and a wonderful day!

144 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL card designs ... thanks for inspiration!

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  2. Beautiful cards! The first one is super awesome CAS! :)

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  3. Such beautiful CAS card, loving the stamps you are showcasing and great color choices too!

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  4. Beautiful cards Michelle. The die looks lovely with the blue and purple inks.

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  5. Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures on this blog loading?

    I'm trying to determine if its a problem on my
    end or if it's the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  6. lovely cards - LOVE that blue - so pretty:)

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  7. That thinking of you card is so sweet. That background goes so well with the charming little butterflies. TFS!

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  8. Your blending is beautiful...going to have to check out those brushes. But the real star, in my opinion, is that Ocean Waves background stamp. It creates the most beautifully understated background!

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  9. Dear Michelle I love both cards u hv created. Thank you for your love and dedication. It really inspires us new crafters. I am eaiting to collect sm money and add sm dies to my little collection. May u and your family be blessed with gd health and happiness always.love and hugs from Sri Lanka

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  10. Love those articulated frames. Garden fancy, indeed.

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  11. Your two cards are so simple and elegant. Thank you for sharing and the opportunity!
    Karen Berry

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  12. I always enjoy your clean & beautiful cards

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  13. Gorgeous cards! Love the Garden Fancy die and your take on the wave background set.

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  14. Your cards are so simple and sweet!

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  15. Beautiful CAS designs, Michelle!

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  16. Such pretty cards! Love the colors!

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  17. Cute cards! Love the new Garden Fancy die!

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  18. Oh, the colors on the first one look so very pretty!

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  19. Beautiful cards..Love the soft colors you chose..

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  20. I love your pretty blended ink sky background against that clean, crisp white! It looks amazing! Love this sift color combination too!
    Take Care!
    Michele H.
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

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  21. Wonderfully clean designs. Fabulous cards and inspiration!

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  22. Love your cards, they are very clean

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  23. These are just gorgeous! Love the color!

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  24. Simply beautiful sky to show off the die cut!

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  25. Nice cards. Love the subtle background on your cards.

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  26. Both stunning! BUT I LOVE that butterfly card and background!

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  27. Love the cards and their soft colors.

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  28. Fabulous CAS cards, as always! I'm lovin' those new butterfly stamps!

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  29. Oh how I love that soft background you did for the Garden Fancy Die!! I'm sure I need that one, too!

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  30. Both cards are gorgeous. I would love to have that garden one but then again the Butterfly would look good in my collection.

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  31. Love your gorgeous CAS card designs and the blue and white colors are so peaceful

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  32. Love the delicate nature of the blue on both the cards. The garden die is very pretty.

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  33. Love the colors in the butterfly card.

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  34. Love the background in the first card. Very beautiful colors.

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  35. Sweet cards!! Love the colours you used!

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  36. Such amazing designs! Love Hero Arts, thanks for the inspiration.

    Carol B

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  37. Michelle your ink blending is beautiful.
    I never get tired of butterflies.
    J. Sirak. LDYJS@outlook.com

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  38. Beautiful cards. Definitely makes me want to buy the Garden Fancy die.

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  39. I like your butterfly card using the ocean waves stamp. Very nice!

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  40. Both cards are great. Love the colors.

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  41. Love the cards, the color blending came out so smooth. Beautiful

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  42. REally loving that circle die. And the background you created is so pretty.

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  43. Absolutely fabulous designs Michelle! Love the new background stamps and dies! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. Such beautiful cards! Loving these stamps!

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  45. The cards are very soft and beautiful, Thanks Michele

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  46. One never gets tired of butterflies and the Monarch Butterfly is gorgeous. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Again, the backgrounds add such fine detail to these simple and elegant cards. Thank you!

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  47. Great new products! Awesome projects! I love the butterfly against the blue background!

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  48. I love that garden frame die!

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  49. I just love your CAS style! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  50. Lovely soft colors.
    SCS tigerlily 55

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  51. Michelle, such a soft blended background behind the white die cut garden scene. While the blue birthday butterfly card looks simply adorable. Loved both cards, and tfs! 😘✨👍🏾

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  52. Love the colors! So fresh and clean looking. Very nice

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  53. Lovely cards! Love the new release and HA has outdone themselves again!

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  54. Gorgeous cards, Michelle! So pretty and showcase the release perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing and your wonderful inspiration!

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  55. Clean and simple cards. Pretty. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  56. Love how pretty your cards look. I think the Garden Fancy die is my favorite new product from Hero Arts.

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  57. Love the pastel circle! So delicate. Love your butterfly and it's background.

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  58. I really like the soft colors you chose on these lovely cards!

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  59. Lovely cards. The fancy garden card invites you into the garden with that beautiful, soft colored sky. A nice place to visit. Thanks for sharing both the dies and stamps and how you created the cards.

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  60. Beautiful cards, love the soft, pastel background you created. Very nice!

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  61. I love the color you used and your card is beautiful!

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  62. Love your cards! My favorite is the Color Layering Monarch Butterfly card with that awesome Ocean Waves Bold Prints background stamp - gorgeous!

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  63. Two stunning card designs Michelle. That soft blend behind the die cut on your first card is wonderful. I see that stunning garden die as a worthy investment for my stash. Thank you for sharing these x

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  64. Both cards are simply beautiful.

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  65. Your cards are, just like always, beautiful Michelle. I love the soft colours and the spring feeling of the cards. Butterflies are always one of my favorites in all sizes and the Garden Fancie Die is awesome.
    Thank you so much for showing and have a great weekend.

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  66. So soft, I love how you blended the two colors.

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  67. I'm so impressed by how simple turns into gorgeous!

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  68. Very pretty! That garden die is just beautiful!

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  69. These are my two favorites of this release. After seeing what you did, I want them even more

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  70. Both cards are simply beautiful!!

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  71. Love how you used the wave stamp behind the butterfly. Beautiful!

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  72. Ah that great background stamp again. I have got to dig that one out today. Great cards.

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  73. Two lovely cards, the colours are just gorgeous Michelle, always go so well together. I love that frame die, so so pretty and it sits beautifully with that stunning background! xx

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  74. beautiful cards - I love the monochromatic butterfly

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  75. I love the clean look of your cards. Both are beautiful!

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  76. Awesome cards! thanks for the inspiration!

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  77. Beautiful cards,you use of soft colors is great, perfect for spring.

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  78. Hi Michelle - the Happy Birthday butterfly card is awesome and I love it! Thank you so much for sharing it - I will be copying it with a flare of my own style too. Beautiful work!

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  79. The butterfly card is so cute.

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  80. That garden fancy die is soo pretty!! And that butterfly card is just beautiful!!!

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  81. I've never been much of a butterfly gal, but I've changed my mind! Oh so pretty!

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  82. Love the cards especially the ones with the Garden Fancy Die. Thank you for all the inspiration....

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  83. Lovely blending! Its so soft and pretty.

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  84. Beautiful cards. Love the two backgrounds especially. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  85. Beautiful CAS designs!! Thanks for sharing.

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  86. I love that die! I absolutely adore dimensional cards. Your cards are amazing

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  87. I just love how vibrant the cards are!

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  88. Your thinking of you card was my favorite of all your pretty cards today...it is just so soft and lovely. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  89. The butterfly card is very pretty. But my favorite is the Garden Fancy die card.

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  90. Your cards are lovely. The new Hero Arts cardstock looks great, with yummy colors!

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  91. Love the simplicity of both designs, Michelle. The garden die is precious!

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  92. Beautiful cards. Love the colors!

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  93. I love both of these cards - simple and beautiful! That color-layering monarch is a must-have!

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  94. These are really beautiful! What an inspiring blog hop!

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  95. Wonderful inspirational cards.

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  96. Great cards for Spring! Love the cute scene created with the Garden Fancy die.

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  97. Gorgeous cards! Must have the Garden Fancy die!
    Lovely butterfly and background stamp on your 2nd card also!

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  98. These are such lovely clean crisp and simple cards. The colours are beautiful.
    Yvonne x

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  99. Beautiful cards! I love the clean, simple designs. The Garden Fancy Die is so pretty, especially with the softly blended background behind it.

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  100. Woah the blue butterfly is so delicate and soft!

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  101. Who doesn’t love nature and that is what I think of when I see your cards. I have about 50 bird dies and stamp and I think I will buy another one after seeing your cards

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  102. Beautiful cards! I love the color!

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  103. The ocean waves background is a must have!

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  104. Beautiful cards Michelle! The garden fancy cut die is in my hero arts cart along with a multitude of other things.

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  105. Two beautiful, "friendly" cards; I like them a lot.

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  106. Your cards are super cute! I'm love the background stamp. I'm adding that to my wish list for sure.

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  107. the cards are so delicate and pretty.
    Wonderful shading behind the die on
    the first csrd. The butterfly
    really pops on the second. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  108. Your beautiful cards make me think that spring is coming! The butterfly on the soft blue and the die cut over the pastel background. Sigh!

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  109. The elegant frame is fab paired with the blended background. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  110. Your cards are beautiful! I am anxious to take a look at the catalog but that will be adding a lot to my wish list!

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  111. Both cards are beautiful! I am so in love with the Color Layering Monarch Butterfly set and the Ocean Waves Bold Prints so I am swooning over your second card. Thank you for sharing both cards and for the wonderful inspiration! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  112. Beautiful cards! They're both so serene and calming!

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  113. Beautiful cards. I love that butterfly and the colors are wonderful.

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  114. Gorgeous cards. I love your pretty color choices! The pretty background with the Garden Fancy Die is just lovely.

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  115. Love that did and butterfly!!

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  116. Love that did and butterfly!!

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  117. I love your clean and simple cards! Thank you for sharing

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  118. I love the colors you used!!

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  119. Soft, beautiful, and elegant! Great job Michelle!

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  120. I love your soft, lovely cards. They're perfect for springtime!

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  121. Your cards are so clean and simple. Love them!

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  122. Your cards are lovely. I really like the Garden Fancy Die. Your butterfly is lovely.

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  123. That garden fancy die is awesome. I so enjoyed seeing what you did with it. So pretty.

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  124. Such gorgeous cards! Love the die cut on the first card.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  125. Beautiful cards. I really like the die you used on the first one.

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  126. Love the products you showcased! The cards are beautiful, but clean and simple!

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  127. Beautiful cards, and I especially love that garden die - that's on my wish list as I love the way you're loking over the fence into some sort of secret garden. xx

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