Monday, April 16, 2018

Altenew April 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello crafty friends!  I am so excited to be joining in with the girls over at Altenew today for the April 2018 Release Hop.  Keep reading to check out my cards using the new sets, Happy Heart, Gradient Lines Cover Die, Mega Hello, Mini Hello, and Watercolor Dots.  

There are also 2 different Giveaways to check out at the end of this post.  

To see the entire April Release, click HERE

If you are following along on the blog hop, you have stopped in here from Virginia's blog.  That is one amazing lady!  If you would like to see a complete list for today's hop, scroll down or head over to the Altenew Blog for all the details.
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CARDS

To create this first card, I used the Gradient Lines Cover Die in the background.  Instead of using the actual cover die cut, I used the negative lines directly on the card base....

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Here is a quick video showing how made this card....


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To create this card, I did a little ink blending on a white card base and then added the new Gradient Lines Cover plate over the top....

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I die cut 5 of the Mega Hello's and stacked them up to create a bold hello.  These colors are so much fun and a theme with today's cards for sure!

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This last card was super simple to create.  Clean and simple is definitely my favorite!

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I inked up the new Watercolor Dots stamp with Worn Lipstick Oxide ink after placing the stamp in my Misti.  Next, I did a little water spritz right on the stamp.  I stamped this amazing background stamp on a piece of Neenah white.  I love what a little bit of water does to that ink!  Last, I stamped the Mini Hello in Versafine Black Onyx ink.  I kept this card simple by popping the watercolor dot panel up on fun foam.  

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The next stop on the hop is over to my friends, Kymona's blog.  I can't wait to see what that crafty girl has up her sleeve!
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STAMP BUNDLES


Check out the Stamp and Die Bundles available over at Altenew...



                                                                                              
GIVEAWAYS

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 Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018.

*I will also have a Giveaway here on my blog. Leave comment here for a chance to win a $30 Gift Certificate. I will announce the winner on 4/30/2018.

BLOG HOP

Here is a complete list of the stops on the hop....




146 comments:

  1. I love the cards you made for today. the gradient background is so lovely..

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  2. Those watercolor dots! Beautiful.

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  3. The watercolor dots card is my favorite! Love love love what you did with it!

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  4. These cards make me happy! Hello 👋🏻 is a must have!!!

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  5. I want to attempt all of these designs - soon! the colors and stamps make me happy!

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  6. I love learning new ideas and then trying them out. This blog hop is going to keep me busy!!

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  7. Loved your cards, so soft and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Your card are always some of my favorites!! I love the cover plate die!!

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  9. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards

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  10. Such a beautiful line thank you.

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  11. Gorgeous cards! Love the pretty, soft colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I can't believe you can make these stamp sets look even MORE beautiful! Beautiful colors together!

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  13. Enjoyed the cover plate die turned 2 different ways.

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  14. HELLO!!! how could I live without those DOTS!!! you just rock, my friend!
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  15. Lovely cards, and I adore the gradient one.

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  16. So sweet. So simple. So pretty. You make it look effortless.

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  17. OOh, these are so pretty! Loving those last two, so stunning!

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  18. Three really gorgeous cards, Laurie! I LOVE how you used the negative lines on the Gradient Lines Cover Die...so crisp, clean and lovely with the blooms! Thanks so much for inspiring us, as always!

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  19. Beautiful cards! I love your colors! Some of my faves!

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  20. Fantastic cards Laurie. Especially love the first one with the heat embossed flowers and soft colors. What a great release!

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  21. What beautiful spring colors Laurie! These are all marvelous!

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  22. Adore your cards and your anything but plain and simple cards.

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  23. Your use of white on white is really fresh and adds some texture. Love your last hello card....the watercolor dots are really fun and you put together everything perfectly. Fantastic cards!

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  24. Gorgeous cards! Love the soft colours you used!

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  25. Beautiful card. Thanks for the video. I love the hint using the Press and Seal. I get so frustrated trying to get items glued where I had them before adding the glue.

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  26. very creative and colorful cards:)

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  27. TFS your unique designs and creative use of the new products. Love your three fresh/refreshing cards.

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  28. I love all your cards but the Hello's are my favorite. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  29. Love your clean, fresh style!!

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  30. Gorgeous cards!! Love the simple yet bright look of it. :-)

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  31. Love the soft, spring colors....such pretty projects!

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  32. your cards are gorgeous ! I love the colours you used so much ! And thanks a million for the video and all the precious tips :))

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  33. Your cards are so beautiful!! I love the designs!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  34. I love the white on white of the die-cut stripes for the background. I am falling more and more in love with the floral stamps, and love it heat embossed. You were so right about the additional bit of black and white--I don't know if I would have seen it if you didn't point it out, but it really made a difference. Thank you so much. (I am also loving the watercolor dots more and more each time I see them!)

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  35. You are my favorite clean and simple card maker, Laurie! Just simply beautiful! Thanks!

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  36. Ohhh...the big hello card is my fav. Super cute & love the colors & big die cute words. ;0)

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  37. I love the clean, fresh look of all your cards today. Wonderful inspiration!

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  38. Stunning cards, Laurie. Love the colours in the mega hello!

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  39. The soft hues on your cards are spectacular and I love how you complimented each with the white. Especially the Big Hello Die! So much fun.

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  40. Love all of your cards today! Especially the first one, I love that flower stamp set, it's so pretty! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  41. I love the white on white with the gradient die! And the soft pinks and yellows you used on your flowers and lines. I have already ordered the big sentiment dies, which I will use often. Thanks for some beautiful ideas you have left here today!

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  42. Love your beautiful card designs especially how you used white on white with the gradient die. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Beautiful cards especially the ones using the gradient die.

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  44. Beautiful cards. Fabulous colors and love the softness of the first card ♥

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  45. The cards are adorable, and the colors are amazing!

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  46. Fantastic cards Laurie, and thank you for the video showing how to make the stunning floral one :-)

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  47. Fantastic cards! Wonderfully CAS and beautifully graphic

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  48. These cards are lovely. I love the mega word dies and stamps. Thank you for sharing.

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  49. Love the last two "hello" cards! Beautiful colors and lovely design!!

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  50. I love everything you did with the cover plate die. Especially the tone-on-tone look. So beautiful!

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  51. Lovely cards! I love so many of these new images and dies! WOW.. great release

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  52. All of you are so talented, thanks for all the inspiration.

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  53. Beautiful, beautiful cards. Love the colors.

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  54. Gorgeous cards. I love that big die and he flowers are lovely.

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  55. Love your cards! The watercolor polka dot background is one of my favorites from this new release.

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  56. Thanks so much for the EYE CANDY, Laurie! So glad that you are part of this blog hop!! You rock (as always!)!

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  57. All your Cards are awesome!! Great white on white with the Gradient lines!! TFS

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  58. Love this release and the new products, thanks for sharing your beautiful to showcase them!

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  59. well I am in love with the gradient cover die. Beautiful. Cards. Thank you

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  60. Love your cards, especially the ones using the striped gradient die. The large Hello and Thanks are great also.

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  61. fantastic cards, Laurie - can't wait to start creating with my gradient stripes die and stamps!!

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  62. I just love the new background stamps and dies! Your cards are, as always, crisp and wonderful!

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  63. Absolutely beautiful cards Laurie. I love the CAS look of them all. Very beautiful cards!

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  64. These are simple, but oh so beautiful!

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  65. I love all of the new ideas!

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  66. Such sweet cards using the new products!

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  67. Oh so pretty cards! Love the colors you used. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  68. all your cards are simple yet beautiful! It just goes to show that you can make a stunning card without putting hours into creating it! TFS!

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  69. Loved the soft pastel feel in ur cards!!

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  70. Beautiful cards! Love the large hello die and the colors you used. So pretty!

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  71. Just lovely cards! LOVE the soft colors. Beautiful.

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  72. Love the soft colors on your cards - they are all beautiful! TFS!

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  73. Love the simple designs - so pretty!

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  74. Love the colors on all three of these beautiful cards. That first one, though, is absolutely stunning, Laurie!!

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  75. I LOVE that CAS look on all your cards.. gorgeous!!

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  76. Your cards are so beautiful! I really love those flowers :)

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  77. Splendid, lovely cards! Love the pretty flowers against the white background.

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  78. All your cards are beautiful. I really like the 2 cards you used the Gradient cover die on. Simple but beautiful.

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  79. Beautiful cards. I love the big, scripty Hello.

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  80. Laurie, your cards are so beautiful! I love the white on white with the Gradient die...those gorgeous flowers really pop off that background. That second card with the big hello and the beautiful striped background is also a stunner! Thanks for the great video!!

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  81. Your cards are always beautiful!! Really loving the watercolor dots in this release.

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  83. Fun cards with beautiful colors! Loving the Mega Greeting set the best!

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  84. I love all of your cards, thanks for sharing.

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  85. Your card is so beautiful ! I love the various styles and ideas.

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  86. Your cards are all so pretty but the watercolor dots card is my favorite

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  87. Gorgeous cards! Love your big, bold sentiments and fresh look of spring!

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  88. Love your color palette. So happy. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  89. I love the soft pretty colours you've chosen for your lovely cards. I particularly like the 'white on white' background of your first card, and love the simple way you've chosen to use the wonderful new 'Water-color Dots' stamp set in your third card.

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  90. Love how you arrange the flower using press and seal. Nice card.

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  91. Love the clean, simple styling of your cards! Beautiful color choices and ink blending. The embossed flowers look gorgeous on the white background!

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  92. Love the mega hello die card! all the cards are amazing!

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  93. Wow! Gorgeous cards. Love the new release!

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  94. This release ROCKS! I love the GIANT sentiments and that gradient die!

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  95. I love everyone of those cards and be recreating them soon. Those enourmous dies are amazing!!

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  96. So beautiful! Your color combinations are stunning!

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  97. Great cards, Laurie. Love your watercolor dots BG with the Oxide pink.

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  98. I love the CAS and pastels on allot your creations

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  99. Lovely cards! No matter which way you place the gradient stripe die, it is a terrific look. I need to use my press and seal more! Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Hi Laurie! I just love what you did with the watercolor dots stamps - the subtle background and simple sentiment you added just make the perfect little saying hello card. Plus you could make a bunch of these and send them to a ton of friends since it would be easier to create! I love the colors you chose to use as well. Beautiful projects thank you so much for sharing!

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  101. Fabulous cards!!! This is such an amazing release!!!!

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  102. Your cards are beautiful and thanks for the press and seal tip, will definitely be using it!

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  103. Such pretty cards - love the soft colors.

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  104. Your Creations are Simply Stunning!!😍🤩 Thank You for the beautiful inspiration!!

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  105. Beautiful cards. So colorful and fun!!

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  106. Love how your style really showcases these amazing stamps!!!

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  107. I love your clean and simple cards, especially the Watercolor dots. I think it is my favorite set from this release.

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  108. Beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  109. Fabulous projects. Love them all. Thanks for sharing

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  110. Beautiful cards, I love the gradient die cut and the watercolor dots. Such fun!

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  111. I love them all--so beautiful--the new products from Altenew are fabulous!

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  112. Beautiful inspiration! This is another wonderful release with some lovely sentiment dies and more beautiful layering flowers. Love it!

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  113. Amazing cards! Lovely choice of colours.!

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  114. Lovely cards. I like how you used the Gradient lines cover plate.
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  115. Love your stamp and die combos. So many options with this new release. Thanks for sharing!!

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  116. Wonderful cards that make these products shine.

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  117. You are so right....clean and crisp and delightful. The distress oxides you chose are my favorites. They fit together so well on the cards. The video was a bonus! Thank you.

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  118. I love the soft colors of these cards--great job! This new release from Altenew is gorgeous.

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  119. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing!

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  120. These cards are beautiful in their simplicity. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  121. Wow!! Absolutely Gorgeous cards! love all this fabulous soft colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  122. Gorgeous cards! Love the color combos you used! Lovely flowers and gradient lines die!

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  123. Love the gradient dies and how you created a gradient background as well.

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  124. BEAUTIFUL cards!
    LOVE your designs, especially your use of the gradient lines and the negative bits ... definitely a MUST-HAVE with the MEGA words and MORE :)

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  125. I absolutely love what you did with the Gradient Lines die on the first two cards, especially turning it on the side for the second one.. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  126. All your fabulous Altenew cards are making me want to shop something fierce. Lol. But really, though...these are amazing!

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