Altenew June 2019 Stand-alone Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!!! I’m so thrilled to be a part of Altenew’s June 2019 Stand-alone Die Release Blog Hop. It is an honor to be joining this talented group of cardmakers. (Some have been my idols for years!!! ) You have just come from the talented Kathleen GraumΓΌller’s blog post. In case you are lost, below is the entire list of the designers and guests who are joining the hop today. Make sure you drop by and be inspired by the creativity of all these wonderful ladies and gentleman. <3

Altenew has been on top of my list of favorites because of their beautifully designed stamps and dies. Take a look at these gorgeous June 2019 Stand Alone Dies!!!

COLOR WHEEL DIE
DAINTY BLOOMS COVER DIE
DELICATE MANDALA DIE
STAR FLOWER POP UP DIE SET
VIRGINIA ROSE 3D DIE
LAYERED STARS DIE SET
NESTING LABELS DIE SET

HELLO CARD

Lets get started with the projects. Who among you have watched Aladdin?!?! I just love all the vibrant and colorful costumes!!! The inspiration for this card definitely came from one of the dresses of Princess Jasmine. πŸ™‚

STAR FLOWER POP UP DIE SET

The Star Flower Pop Up die set allows the petals of the flowers and leaves to pop up! How amazing is that?!?! πŸ™‚

MATERIALS:

For this card, I decided to die cut 2 layers of different colored cardstocks simultaneously using the flower dies. The left and bottom edges of both cardstocks were lined up and post it tape was used to hold them together so that they won’t move when I ran them through the die cutting machine. This will allow both die cut images to line up. Sometimes, the cut does not go through the 2nd paper but there will be an indentation of the die so you’ll know exactly where to reposition it. 3 flowers were die cut on the hot pink and orange cardstocks. The petals were then lifted to reveal both colored cardstocks. The leaves from the Rose Flurries 3D dies were die cut using the blue colored cardstock. 2 layers of hot pink and 1 layer of blue were used to die cut the Fancy Hello die and these were glued on top of each other to create dimension. The blue die cut was intentionally adhered slightly off to add a shadow effect. Leaves from the Rose Flurries 3D die Set were added to finish the card.

U ARE SO IMPORTANT TO ME CARD

For the next card, I used the Delicate Mandala Die. Isn’t this die simply gorgeous?!?! The details are so intricate and just beautiful!! For this card, I wanted it to be clean and simple so that the background die will stand out.

MATERIALS:

The wet on wet technique (wet the paper then apply watercolor)  was used on watercolor paper with the following colors: Sea Breeze and  Midnight Violet from the Spring Garden Set, Lagoon, Emerald and Prersian Blue from the Winter Wonderland set and Turquoise from the Tropical Fiesta set. While the watercolor paper was still wet, I sprinkled salt and allowed it to dry.  The salt absorbed some of the inks and created a subtle mottled look.

I adhered vellum onto another piece of vellum to make it sturdier. Using the same watercolors, I painted and added splatters to the vellum to add some color. After this dried, the Mega U alpha die was used to die cut the letter U.

White cardstock was folded to create a top folding card. Circle die was used to cut out the circle for the card base.  I made sure to do partial die cutting on the top of the card to create the hinge flap.

The Delicate Mandala die was die cut 4 more times on white cardstock and adhered on top of each other with glue. The colored mandala was then glued onto the stack to create dimension.  This was then glued to the front of the card base. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock using Versamark ink then embossed with Altenew’s Pure White Crisp embossing powder. Foam tape was used to adhere the sentiment to add more dimension.

ONE DAY AT A TIME CARD

The Dainty Blooms Cover Die is another beautiful cover die from Altenew.  When I saw this die, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

DAINTY BLOOMS COVER DIE

MATERIALS:

4 sheets of Neenah Solar White Cardstock were die cut using the Dainty Blooms Cover Die and adhered on top of each other to create dimension.
The surface of the watercolor paper was wet with water and then watered down cool colors of watercolor inks (blues and greens) were randomly applied on the surface. Same procedure was done with the warm colors. When both papers were dry, the Dainty Blooms Cover Die was used to die cut the watercolored sheets. The entire die cut parts were carefully picked up using the Press’n Seal. This way, it was much easier to adhere the tiny pieces to the proper slots like a jigsaw puzzle.

The stacked up white outline of the die was adhered to a  4.25” x 5.5” white cardstock. The flowers were identified and glue was applied to that areas of the flowers only. The orange set of die cut was aligned over the mounted white die cut and a spoon burnishing tool was used to push the petals to adhere to the base paper. Adhesive was added to the remaining white areas and the blue/green die cut pieces were adhered using the same method. Pencil markings were added to emphasize the centers of the flowers.

I love the sentiment from the One Day At a Time Stamp set and embossed this onto vellum using Versamark embossing ink and Altenew Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder. (You should know by now that this is my all time favorite gold embossing powder πŸ™‚ )The Tim Holtz paper distresser was used to add some texture to the edges of the vellum. This was then wrapped around the die cut cover panel and was glued down onto an A2 side folding card base.

THANK YOU CARD

I love it when I can make multiple cards using the scraps of another card. Here’s another simple way to use the positive die cut of the Dainty Blooms Cover Die.

MATERIALS:

The Dainty Blooms Cover Die was used to die cut 4 sheets of Neenah Solar White CS. These were adhered together using adhesive. The positive watercolored die cut from the other card was then pasted onto the white layered die cuts then glued on to a woodgrain patterned paper from the Essential Rock Collection paper pack. The diamond frame from the Geo Frames Stamp set was embossed using Versamark Ink and Rose Gold Embossing Powder. This will serve to ground the die cut sentiment. The frame was die cut and glued to the front panel. 4 sheets of white CS and a coordinating patterned paper from the Alluring Blooms Paper Pack were then die cut using the Thank You Die and then adhered on top of each other. This was then glued onto the frame to finish the card.

ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU CARD

VIRGINIA ROSE 3D DIE

For this card, I wanted it to be clean, delicate and simple so I chose to use only the small 3D rose and some foliage from the Virginia Rose 3D die set. The Layering Guide for the die set can be found below.

VIRGINIA ROSE 3D DIE SET LAYERING GUIDE

MATERIALS:

The small set of Virginia roses were die cut using Neenah Solar white cardstock then colored with Iceberg, Eastern Sky and Ultramarine crisp dye inks from the Lapiz Lazuli set with the use of a blender brush.  I found it best to keep the die cut pieces in place when coloring with the blender brush making it easier to add color especially to the delicate parts of the die cut.

The “water” in the vase was colored using Faber Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils then the vellum was bent to mimic the shape of a real vase. Only the left and right edges of the vase were glued down to make it look like it’s a 3D vase. A slit was cut on top so that I could insert the stems into the vase.

The flowers and foliage were then arranged. I enjoyed this part cause it felt like I was arranging a real floral arrangement! I purposely did not glue down the tips of the flowers and leaves to give it a more natural and organic look. Black splatters were added to finish the card.

~PRIZES~

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 6/24/2019 for a chance to win. Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/27/2019. In addition to this, My Little Attic will raffle off an Altenew gift pack to Philippine residents who post a comment on my blog. πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed reading through this blog post and that you are now more inspired to use these wonderful Altenew June Release Stand-Alone Dies. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a gift certificate and a gift pack from MLA! I would love to hear back from you so please find time to say hi. πŸ™‚ Next up is the talented Jeanne Jachna. Make sure to check out her blog to get some inspiration!!! Till my next post. Thank you for dropping by!!! <3

135 thoughts on “Altenew June 2019 Stand-alone Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  • June 18, 2019 at 9:25 pm
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    What a wonderful set of cards! Love the new Altenew dies.

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    • June 18, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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      Thank you so much, Marian!

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  • June 18, 2019 at 10:16 pm
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    Love all your cards Nette! 😍 Congratulations on being a guest designer for Altenew, indeed an honor! ❀️

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    • June 18, 2019 at 11:15 pm
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      It truly is, Anna. My heart is full!

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  • June 18, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    Beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

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    • June 18, 2019 at 11:15 pm
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      Thanks so much, Patricia! πŸ™‚

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  • June 18, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    Wow! So many fabulous creations! Love your work! The mandala one is my fav of all πŸ™‚

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    • June 18, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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      Awww…. thanks so much, Karthikha! <3

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  • June 18, 2019 at 10:56 pm
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    Oh my goodness… what beautiful work! Everything you created here is just stunning. I love it all . I don’t know if I can pick a favorite… but I love the Hello card with its bold pink color… and I love both cards with the Delicate Flower cover die…

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    • June 18, 2019 at 11:18 pm
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      You just made my day! Thank you so much for your kind words!:-)

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      • June 20, 2019 at 7:41 am
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        What beautiful cards you make, Nette! Promised myself I will not buy new stuff but I gotta have that dainty blooms die!

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    • June 18, 2019 at 11:18 pm
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      Thanks so much, Daniel! πŸ™‚

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  • June 18, 2019 at 11:23 pm
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    I’m fascinated with the blue flowered card! I wouldn’t have guessed that you colored each layer! That is such a great way to get the perfect color, since I don’t have that many cardstock colors. TFS!

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    • June 19, 2019 at 9:14 am
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      Hi Joni! I too don’t have multiple shades of one color so using Altenew’s set of dye inks to color the white cardstock works perfectly. Thanls for dropping by!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 12:18 am
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    These cards are gorgeous! I love the flowers in the vase card, that is so smart and pretty!

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    • June 19, 2019 at 9:15 am
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      Yay! Glad you liked them, Andrea!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 12:20 am
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    Really loving the vibrant colors!

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    • June 19, 2019 at 9:16 am
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      Thank you so much, Kate!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:28 am
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    I love your cards! They are all fabulous!

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    • June 19, 2019 at 9:17 am
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      So sweet! Thank you so much, Brenda!!!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 3:22 am
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    Beautiful cards, love how you use color.

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    • June 19, 2019 at 9:17 am
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      Thanks a lot, Joanne! πŸ™‚

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  • June 19, 2019 at 3:29 am
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    congrats on your guest designer spot today – you’ve created such lovely cards with these wonderful new products!!

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    • June 19, 2019 at 9:19 am
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      It’s an honor to be a guest designer for Altenew, Betty. Thanks so much for your kind words!

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    • June 19, 2019 at 9:21 am
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      Thank you so much, Meghan!

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    • June 19, 2019 at 9:21 am
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      Thank you so much!!!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 6:40 am
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    Gorgeous work. Love your use of the dies. Stunning.

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    • June 19, 2019 at 9:22 am
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      Thank you Jeannie!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:11 am
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    Beautiful work! Opens me to more ideas on how to use these dies. TFS!

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    • June 19, 2019 at 9:22 am
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      So happy to hear this, Cindy! Thanks for dropping by!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 7:14 am
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    Ooh I love all the cards! So beautiful and pleasant! πŸ™‚

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    • June 19, 2019 at 9:23 am
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      Thank you so much, Kristy!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 8:23 am
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    Wow! Your cards are amazing- so gorgeous!

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    • June 19, 2019 at 9:23 am
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      Truly appreciate it, Lizzie! πŸ™‚

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    • June 19, 2019 at 9:24 am
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      So sweet! Thank you so much for your kind comment, Joy!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 10:17 am
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    Your take called One Day At A Time wilth the Dainty Blooms cover die makes reminds me of spring tulips! My mother would love this card! So do I!! πŸ™‚

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    • June 19, 2019 at 10:22 am
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      That’s so sweet, Imiltz! Thanks so much!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 10:21 am
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    I am so happy that you are part of this blog hop, Nenette! The new release looks fun to use too!! β™₯️

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    • June 19, 2019 at 10:23 am
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      Yay!!! Thanks for dropping by, Imma! Kindly share with your other crafty friends too! πŸ™‚

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  • June 19, 2019 at 11:14 am
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    I enjoyed scrolling down your page and seeing one beautiful card after another. My favorite is the ONE DAY AT A TIME. It has a very sophisticated feel to it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 12:40 pm
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    Everything looks so pretty and congrats for being a guest designer 😍 i love anything and everything that involves florals so those are my faves ❀

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    • June 19, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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      It’s truly an honor to be designing for Altenew <3 They just have the most gorgeous stamp and die sets! <3

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    Love your color choices, Nanette! Stunning work!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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    Your cards are beautiful…but the first one is electric! Love it!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 8:44 pm
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    WOW! I love your card ideas! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 8:56 pm
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    Beautiful cards, Nenette! Always been a fan! πŸ™‚ i get to appreciate the stamps/dies when you use them. Thank you for sharing your projects! πŸ™‚

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  • June 19, 2019 at 10:31 pm
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    Stunning cards. I love your use of color

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  • June 19, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    Nenette, your cards are FABULOUS! Each one has something unique & beautiful to offer & it’s like eye candy as I scroll down & the next one comes into view. If I really had to pick, I’d say the Delicate Blooms die with the saying about One Day at A Time would be my favourite, but close on its heels would be the last one with the vase as I love the CAS style of it. Congratulations on being chosen to be part of this blog hop. With your talent, I’m sure we’ll see you here again. I hope so!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:45 am
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    That “Hello” card is stunning! Just blew me away with the bold, bright colors. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    • June 20, 2019 at 10:45 am
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      Denise, I was so inspired by all the colorful costumes from Aladdin and this combination was the one that really appealed to me. πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:29 am
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    Many pretty projects here – another great release from Altenew!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:48 am
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    WOWZER! You’ve been busy! Love all of your creations using beautiful colors of paper and inks! I bought that blossoms cover die…its awesome and can’t wait to get it!

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    • June 20, 2019 at 10:47 am
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      It’s impossible not to get inspired if you have all these beautiful dies in front of you, Patty πŸ™‚ Thanks for your kind words!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 3:48 am
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    wow love tall the wonderful inspiration on this post – thanks so much for sharing

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  • June 20, 2019 at 6:15 am
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    I thought I had seen the prettiest card of the hop until I saw your Princess Jasmine. The colors are amazing. Then to top it off your Dainty Blooms card comes up. Another amazing card. All of your cards are beautiful but the two I mentioned are the best.

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    • June 20, 2019 at 10:52 am
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      I’m thrilled to know that you liked my cards, Sandy! Thanks so much for dropping by!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:00 am
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    Love the Thinking of you card with the blue flowers. So refreshing.

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    • June 20, 2019 at 10:54 am
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      CAS cards are a challenge to me but I wanted to flowers to be the center of attention here so I left the other embellishments white. Glad you liked it, Irene!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:16 am
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    awesome cards

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:49 am
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    You look like you had a lot of fun with the new dies. All your projects are beautiful! You used a lot of great techniques that I will have to try.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 8:59 am
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    Love the flowers in the vase! So beautiful.

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    • June 20, 2019 at 10:56 am
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      I enjoyed arranging real flowers and this was no different πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it, Jenrescuemama!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 10:01 am
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    Oh my gosh!!!! These are stunning!! I want to play play play from all of your fab tutorials and these gorg new dies!! Just great!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 10:31 am
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    Such a beautiful array of cards. Especially love the blue and gold dainty blooms one.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    Hi Teri! Thank you so much for finding time to leave a comment. I truly appreciate your kind words! You just made my day <3

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:01 am
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    Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.

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    • June 20, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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      Thank you so much, Kiara!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 8:30 pm
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    All of your cards are beautiful. I especially love the one using the dainty blooms die, so gorgeous!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    Stunning projects!! All so bright and clever!!

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  • June 21, 2019 at 1:54 am
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    You have really outdone yourself with all of these wonderful examples of the new release; I sure hope that they have you come back as a guest or permanent designer! I can not pick a favorite because they are all so great; but I love the Dainty Blooms Cover Die and how you layered them and got such great colors and different looks. I forgot about the salt on the watercolor idea; and am so glad you did it here. Such a great way to utilize different household items! Great work!!!

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    • June 21, 2019 at 11:52 am
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      Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Liz! I truly appreciate it a lot!!! It’s an honor to be a guest designer and having beautiful stamps and dies just make creating much more inspiring and enjoyable. πŸ™‚

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  • June 21, 2019 at 3:24 am
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    Stunning cards! I love your combination of colours with the star flower card , and the one with the dainty dies – so fresh and bold!

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