Altenew October 2020 Stand-Alone Dies Release Blog Hop

Hello friends! Welcome to Altenew’s October 2020 Stand-Alone Dies Release Blog Hop!!! If you just came from the talented Tania Ahmed, then you’re on the right track. For a complete list and all the details about this hop, make sure to drop by the Altenew blog. Take a look at all of the new release below:

Aren’t these wonderful!?! There are so many lovely dies in this release that are must-haves. Take a look at how I used some of these dies. Hope you’ll get some inspiration to create, too.


I APPRECIATE YOUR KINDNESS


MATERIALS: JUMBO GARDEN PICKS LAYERING DIE, WATERCOLOR GARDEN LAYERING DIE, SENTIMENT STRIPS 2, A LOVE FOR STRIPES SET C, DOTTED STARBURST DEBOSSING DIE, GRADIENT CARDSTOCK- SEASHORE AND CHERRY BLOSSOM, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER

I love this latest release of layered dies because each die will cut the same layer of all the individual flowers. So one die will cut all of the bases of all the flowers. The next die will cut the 2nd layers of all the flowers and so on and so forth. This is such a time saver! You just have to make sure to use the proper colors and you’re all set.

This die set goes well with all the other floral layered dies of Altenew. I mixed up the flowers from the Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Dies and the Watercolor Garden Layering dies. These two sets really go well together.


MONOGRAM M


MATERIALS: LACY PANEL DIE, CLASSIC ALPHABET DIE, BLUSHING BLOOMS PAPER PACK, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, FOAM SHEETS, TOMBOW MONO MULTI LIQUID GLUE

This Lacy Panel die is such a dainty die and can be used in so many ways. For this hop, I decided to make monogram cards using the Blushing Blooms paper pack as my background. This way, the card set will automatically coordinate with each other.

I used the Lacy die to die cut cardstocks that complemented the paper pack. The letter M from the Classic Alphabet die set was die cut several times (5 per card) and adhered on top of each other to give dimension.

The lower part of the letter was inked up with Versamark Ink then embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder.

The edges of the patterned paper were distressed using a paper distresser to add texture to the card. This was glued to a card base. A contrasting cardstock was added behind the lacy panel die cut. Foam sheets added dimension to the panel. The letter M was glued on top of the panel.

I also made a smaller version of the card and just embossed the edges with gold embossing powder to give a border to this card.


HANG IN THERE/HAPPY BIRTHDAY


MATERIALS: ESSENTIAL SENTIMENTS STRIPS DIE, LINEAR PATHWAY ALPHA SOLID AND OUTLINE, HANGING GARDEN DIE, SEA GLASS AND OCEAN WAVES ALCOHOL INKS, PIÑATA BAJA BLUE, RAINFOREST GREEN, PASSION PURPLE, RICH GOLD ALCOHOL INKS, BLENDING SOLUTION, YUPO PAPER, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK

I have had alcohol inks in my stash for over 10 years…. yes 10 years without touching them! It might be because of my perceived difficulty to control the outcome or the mess it can create. But recently, I got so inspired by the alcohol ink artists on Instagram and thought I should give it a try.

Doesn’t this remind you of the colors of the ocean?! I wanted to create a background using some of my favorite colors and this is what I ended up with. Now I can confirm the reason why it took me so long to try out this medium– I had NO CONTROL of the outcome!!! The fear of not knowing how it will look like made me nervous. 😂

I added drops of the ink with blending solution and 91% isopropyl alcohol. (Take note- alcohol will dilute the colors while blending solution will help the colors mix together). When I was happy with the outcome, I added gold and blending solution and used compressed air to move the gold around. 4 stips of the happy birthday die cut were stacked up. I had some leftover paper with gold on it so I used that to cover the back of this sentiment strip. Both the happy birthday sentiment die and the hanging garden die cuts were added to the colored panel then I mounted this onto a top folding Neenah Solar white CS.


HANG IN THERE HUGS


MATERIALS: ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, LINEAR PATHWAY ALPHA SOLID AND OUTLINE BUNDLE

For this second card, I did an alcohol inked background the same way as the previous card. I directly die cut the word HUGS onto the colored background. I cut out 4 more from plain cardstock so that I could layer the letters to create dimension. The linear pathway alpha outline die was used to cut Neenah Solar white cardstock and this was layered on top of the word. I also added the sentiment from the essential sentiments strips. I think I will be doing more of these backgrounds soon. 🙂


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY


MATERIALS: LACY PANEL DIE, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, DOTTED STARBURST DEBOSSING DIE, FOAM SQUARES

Here’s a CAS card using the Lacy Panel die and the Essential Sentiment Strips die. The blue cardstock was die cut using the Dotted Starbust debossing die to add texture to the card front.

I die cut the Lacy panel 5 times then adhered them on top of each other using glue. This was backed with another cardstock to contrast the color of the lacy panel. The essential sentiment strip was also layered 4 times to add dimension.


YOU ARE SO KIND


MATERIALS: ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, DOTTED DIAMONDS STAMP, DOG ROSE PANEL A DIE, DISTRESS INKS-ANTIQUE LINEN, WALNUT STAIN, DISTRESS OXIDE INKS-PEACOCK FEATHERS, BROKEN CHINA, TUMBLED GLASS, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, TOMBOW ADHESIVE, VERSAMARK INK, CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER

I first stamped the Dotted Diamond stamp using the Antique Linen distress ink using a Misti. Keeping the paper in the same position, I went back and stamped on certain areas only using the Walnut Stain. When I was happy with the look, I stamped the entire image again with Versmark Ink then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This was done to make sure that the embossed part will resist the distress oxide inks that I added to the background. Spatters of water created more texture for this background.

I die cut the Dog Rose A panel die 5 times then stacked them on top of each other with glue. I did the same thing for the “you are so kind” die-cut and both were layered on top of the background.


WITH ALL MY LOVE


MATERIALS: LINEAR PATHWAY ALPHA SOLID, SENTIMENT STRIPS 2, LAYERED MEDALLION A STENCIL, TIM HOLTZ DOTTED LAYERING STENCIL, DISTRESS OXIDES-PICKED RASPBERRY,ABANDONED CORAL,CARVED PUMPKIN AND FRAYED BURLAP, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK

Here’s another background that I created to match the dies for this release. Neenah Solar White cardstock was colored with distress oxide inks. The stencils were used to either add or remove color from the card front.

I love the chalky effect that oxide inks give when they react with water. The word LOVE was then die cut on this panel. I lined up the alpha dies on a ruler to make sure that the letters were straight then used washi tape to prevent the letters from moving. Additional die cuts were made to add dimension the word.

I only needed the “with all of my” from the sentiment so I used post-it tape to cover the word love before inking up the stamp with Versamark Ink. This was then stamped and embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder.


MY LOVES


MATERIALS: JUMBO GARDEN PICKS LAYERING DIE, LINEAR PATHWAY ALPHA SOLID AND OUTLINE DIE, WATERCOLOR GARDEN LAYERING DIE, SWEET FLOWERS STAMP AND DIE, PEN SKETCHED FLOWERS STAMP, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, OBSIDIAN INK, EMBOSSING PASTE, DOTTED STENCIL, UNIBALL WHITE GEL PEN, VERSAMARK INK

It has been a while since I’ve created a layout. I never really liked having photos taken of me. Because of this, I wanted to document this rare occasion when I was “ambushed” by the photographer to have photos taken with my children. I’m glad he did cause this layout will remind them of how much I love them.

First, the background was created using watercolor brush marker inks. I used the wet on wet technique and added pigment at the corners of the watercolor paper allowing the movement of the water to spread the pigments. When this was dry, I added more texture using a stencil and texture paste. I enjoyed mixing up flowers from the different stamp and die sets! This is also why I like creating more than what I need so that I will always have die cuts or painted stamped images ready for use when I need them. The flowers and leaves were then layered using foam squares and adhesives.

Before die cutting the outline part of the Linear pathway alpha, I added double-sided tape at the back of the cardstock. This made it easier to adhere the outline to the solid part of the die. I also embossed the outline part with Rose Gold embossing powder for added contrast to the pink solid alphabets.


GIVEAWAY PRIZES


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/25/2020 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will be drawing 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 Winners Page on 10/27/2020.

Receive a FREE Gift (brand new Winter Essentials release mini inspiration guide) with every order from 10/19/2020 at 12:01 am EDT until 10/21/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last. Shop here –>https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products The free gift will be added to cart automatically. *Not valid on online class, workshop, print media orders. 

Next stop is the amazing Nicole Watt. I hope you liked the cards and layout I made for this blog hop. Do let me know which one you liked the most, ok? I always enjoy hearing from my readers and truly appreciate that you take time to go through my post and to leave a comment on my blog. It means so much to me.❤️ I hope you can follow me on Instagram @mylittleatticstudio for my latest updates. Thanks again and I hope to see you again soon!!! Stay safe everyone!

87 thoughts on “Altenew October 2020 Stand-Alone Dies Release Blog Hop

  • October 19, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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    The monogram cards would be perfect for wedding thank you’s

  • October 19, 2020 at 11:46 pm
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    Love how you used the lacy panel for monograms!! Awesome!

  • October 20, 2020 at 1:24 am
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    So many options! I love all of these cards. I love the diamond background with the varied color stamping followed by clear embossing

  • October 20, 2020 at 2:40 am
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    So many gorgeous cards and lovely scrapbook page. I am blown away by your projects using a variety of techniques. The first card with the die cut flowers is my favorite. I love the cards with the “M” especially since that is the first initial of my last name. Thank you very much!

  • October 20, 2020 at 2:48 am
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    This is a shockingly beautiful release! Thanks for sharing.

  • October 20, 2020 at 2:53 am
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    Oh my goodness! What beautiful projects! Love this release!!

  • October 20, 2020 at 3:13 am
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    You were super inspired! I think I love the monogram cards most of all!

  • October 20, 2020 at 3:27 am
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    Your alcohol in cards are so very beautiful. I do have alcohol inks, too, but I have to use them more often than just once a year. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • October 20, 2020 at 10:54 pm
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      Time to play with them, Steffi!! You just might get addicted <3

  • October 20, 2020 at 3:39 am
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    They are all so pretty!

  • October 20, 2020 at 3:48 am
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    I really love your alcohol ink cards

    • October 20, 2020 at 10:53 pm
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      Thanks so much, Nicki!!! I’m happy to know that those cards are appreciated! It’s the first time for me to use alcohol inks for cards.

  • October 20, 2020 at 4:22 am
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    WOWza…you were busy!! I LOVE playing with alcohol inks and love your backgrounds…your projects are so pretty!

  • October 20, 2020 at 5:36 am
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    So many GORGEOUS cards!!!! And your LO is Amazing!!!

    • October 20, 2020 at 10:51 pm
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      Thank you so much for your kind words, Maureen! <3

  • October 20, 2020 at 5:49 am
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    Holy Cow! So many wonderful projects. Just beautiful!

  • October 20, 2020 at 5:49 am
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    Gorgeous projects using some of my favorites from this fantastic release. I really love the Jumbo Garden Picks dies and the Lacy Panel die. Your inked background is absolutely beautiful.

    • October 20, 2020 at 10:51 pm
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      Thanks, Cyndi! Lots of beautiful dies in this release!!!

  • October 20, 2020 at 6:18 am
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    Terrific cards! Especially love the monogram cards — what a great gift!

  • October 20, 2020 at 7:44 am
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    Absolutely beautiful. You are so very creative. Thanks for sharing

  • October 20, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    Awesome cards! I love the background for the dog rose card!

    • October 20, 2020 at 10:50 pm
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      It’s one of my favorites too, Lizzie! It’s simple too!

  • October 20, 2020 at 8:28 am
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    Every single design….gorgeous!

  • October 20, 2020 at 9:06 am
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    Hello, my friend, Nenette! Girl, you rocked these! So beautiful! I love the M. 💜

    • October 20, 2020 at 10:48 pm
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      Hi Meghan! Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked them! <3

  • October 20, 2020 at 10:51 am
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    I love all your card designs and vivid colors, the alcohol ink backgrounds turned out beautiful. Your layout is so precious too. You do amazing work Nenette!

    • October 20, 2020 at 10:48 pm
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      Thank you for your kind words, Kailash!!! <3 Truly appreciated!

  • October 20, 2020 at 11:09 am
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    Lovely cards! I’m really drawn to the large initial cards – great idea!

    • October 20, 2020 at 10:48 pm
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      I love making monogam cards, Mary Ann… so happy you liked it!

  • October 20, 2020 at 12:22 pm
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    Oh my gosh, you went crazy! The alcohol ink backgrounds were a show stopper, but also loved the LOVE card!

  • October 20, 2020 at 12:24 pm
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    Obviously you love working with die cuts and have a lot of imagination! Love your flowers, the monogram cards. Congratulations on using alcohol ink. I’ve had a kit and materials for 5 years and haven’t tried yet. You’ve inspired me to get messy.

    • October 20, 2020 at 10:47 pm
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      I’m so happy to know that I’m not the only one who has kept the alcohol inks in storage 🙂 Do try them out…. you just might get addicted to the process!!! THanks for dropping by, Vikki!

  • October 20, 2020 at 12:48 pm
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    OmGee! Such great card samples!

  • October 20, 2020 at 1:43 pm
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    Beautiful, every one! Your alcohol ink backgrounds are incredible. I haven’t touched mine yet, but will definitely do so soon. Your 1st pink flower card is so yummy, and then there was a blue background card with a die cut in the middle of your many cards. And so on. You definitely have inspired!!!

    • October 20, 2020 at 10:45 pm
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      I’m so happy to hear this, Dorothy!!! You just made my day. Thanks so much for dropping by! <3

  • October 20, 2020 at 7:39 pm
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    Wow!! Your cards are gorgeous! I love your use of colour! The monogram cards and the ‘Hang in there’ card is stunning! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  • October 20, 2020 at 11:24 pm
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    Nice.

  • October 21, 2020 at 1:15 am
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    OMG, you have done a great job on showcasing the release. Love the alcohol ink cards. The layout is so pretty.

    • October 22, 2020 at 12:10 pm
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      Thanks so much, Chandhini!!! Looking forward to making more backgrounds using alcohol inks <3

  • October 21, 2020 at 2:32 am
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    Love everything. I really love the alchol inked backgrounds. TFS

    • October 22, 2020 at 12:10 pm
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      Thank you so much!! I was kinda hesitant to post the inked backgrounds but I have been getting positive feedback for them. Happy to know that you liked them, too!

  • October 21, 2020 at 2:58 am
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    So beautiful! Love the beautiful alphas. And the new 3D dies look amazing!

    • October 22, 2020 at 12:08 pm
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      Hi Nandini! The 3D dies are truly amazing!!!!! Thanks for dropping by <3

  • October 21, 2020 at 5:25 am
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    Wow, what gorgeous projects!

  • October 21, 2020 at 12:32 pm
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    They are all so different, and so pretty. I love them all for different reasons…

  • October 21, 2020 at 1:47 pm
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    So many wonderful ideas, my head is spinning, and spectacular cards. Thanks for sharing..

    • October 22, 2020 at 12:07 pm
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      Ha! ha!!! Such a compliment, Peggy! Thanks so much!

  • October 21, 2020 at 9:10 pm
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    Wow! Gorgeous projects! I love the monogram cards!

    • October 22, 2020 at 12:07 pm
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      Glad you liked them, Lauryne! Thanks for dropping by! <3

  • October 22, 2020 at 10:52 am
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    Wow–wonderful variety of projects you created with these products. Love the monograms.

    • October 22, 2020 at 12:06 pm
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      Happy you liked them, Sue! Thanks for dropping by!

  • October 22, 2020 at 1:28 pm
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    This is a great collection of cards using products from this release. Can’t choose a favorite!

  • October 23, 2020 at 1:26 am
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    Oh my goodness, I am overwhelmed by how many gorgeous projects your posted, there are so many and they are all wonderful! I love the layers of your roses and those gorgeous blue leaves, and textured background look wonderful with the pinks of the flowers. I love that layout. I adore those monogram cards – I love the bold letter against the various backgrounds and that delicate lacy panel. Thank you so much for so many different kinds of inspiration!

    • October 23, 2020 at 3:23 am
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      Nenette, you did everything! And it is all beautiful. Love those letters and the large layers. You made it work, girl!

  • October 23, 2020 at 11:58 am
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    Wow! Such vibrant, colourful and stunning cards and scrapbook page! They’re all so gorgeous and inspiring!

  • October 23, 2020 at 1:48 pm
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    Awesome cards! Really loving the sentiment strips and the lacy panel die!

    • October 24, 2020 at 11:12 pm
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      The sentiment strips dies are a must-have, Denise. <3

  • October 23, 2020 at 2:03 pm
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    There’s so much love in each of your creations. You should feel proud! TFS!

    • October 24, 2020 at 11:12 pm
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      I’m happy you see it, Heather! Means a lot to me! <3

  • October 23, 2020 at 11:46 pm
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    You really have some wonderful cards here; and all of them are fantastic! I really like how you used the lacy die with the large monogram letter to create personalized cards. That is a fab Christmas or Birthday idea for a loved one. Especially right now since keeping in touch is so key! Great, great, great cards Nenette!!!!

    • October 24, 2020 at 11:10 pm
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      I’m so happy you liked them, Liz! THank you for your kind words! <3

  • October 24, 2020 at 2:19 am
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    love the lacy background of the monogram cards, so delicate.

  • October 24, 2020 at 6:08 am
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    Beautiful!
    This new release is so versatile!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • October 24, 2020 at 10:22 am
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    I love the bright colors of cardstock you used with the garden layering dies!

  • October 26, 2020 at 3:55 am
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    Love all! The initial dipped in gold is lovely

  • October 26, 2020 at 10:35 am
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    Gorgeous blue background and I love the monogram cards.

  • October 27, 2020 at 1:51 pm
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    Oh Wow…love them all …you have been very busy…my fave is the first with the intense blue background…

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